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Check out what's streaming this month. See the full list. Title: Capricious Summer This movie is based on texts of Bohumil Hrabal, world-known Czech prosaic. It's a story in a form of a mosaic of short episodes and pictures about the sadness and happiness of inhabitants An evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery.
Set in the late s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation. Two stories are simultaneously told. One dutiful mother progressively becomes a frustrated woman who is the only one assuming the family responsibilities of working at home and looking A small group of adult bourgeois friends are on a day outing in the country, that outing which includes having a picnic.
While they are going for a walk after the picnic, they encounter a An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform. Comedy about the people who inhabit a small town. For years the overbearing Pavek has endured Otik, the "town idiot," sharing his meals and the front seat of their dump truck. But Otik is Czechoslovakia Although with no aristocratic background, he is a man of fortune and About a young woman living in a seaside town haunted by the ghosts of a ship's crew murdered by modern-day pirates.
In the 's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years Set against the backdrop of a repressed Czechoslovakia, five non-related vignettes are presented, each showcasing the need and want for human connection. In "Mr. Baltazar's Death", a middle Middle-aged Antonin and his friends, the major, now retired, and the canon, are in the river, swimming and philosophizing.
Then it starts to rain. It just seems to be that sort of summer. Antonin runs the swimming bath with his portly wife Katherine A man appears with his horse-drawn caravan.
He lays a striped pole across the river and walks over. With a handstand and a magic trick, Ernie the Conjuror invites everyone to that evening's performance Ernie is a tightrope walker of only modest skill, but with a slim and beautiful assistant, Anna.
Antonin speaks to her. The two spend the night in the change room by the river, Antonin massaging her feet all night long. Katherine decides to move into the caravan with Ernie. But now the major and even the canon sense Anna's attractiveness Written by David Carless.
A traveling magician and his assistant appear. The magician demonstrates some mediocre sleight-of-hand.
The older men lust after her Yet its more normative characters struggle with their mediocrity to be particularly interesting, and end up being mildly buffoonish. Since it was released during Prague Spring, it can be viewed as a satire of the Czechoslovakian government. Or it can be viewed as a satire of the people of the nation, lusting after things they cannot have, nor would they know what to do with them if they got them.
I found it to be a series of character studies; hampered by the low-affect acting, it seems a lot less interesting than its reputation, developed during its decades of unavailability, would have it.
However, that's not surprising. As the movie points out, things you cannot have are more attractive. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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