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Time Out says

Another retro drama from the director of Cosy Dens and Divided We Fall, this is a rock'n'roll rebellion yarn with musical interludes. Adapted (like Cosy Dens) from stories by Petr Sabach, and set among another of Hrebejk's barely contained family units, it's a rumbustious story of young love, street fights, bullying and political intrigue, some of it stirred up by the arrival of a high-quiffed stranger wielding a guitar. The pastiches of and genuflections to the likes of West Side Story are decent, though the musical sequences are too busily cut. Worse, the piecemeal story is hard to follow.

By: NB


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Jan Hrebejk
Petr Jarchovsky, Jan Hrebejk
Jakub Spalek
Martin Dejdar
Jan Semotan
Sylva Tománková
Josef Abrham
Jirí Ornest
Jitká Asterová
Jan Kacani
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