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Pearls of the Deep

  • Film

Time Out says

This episode film from the days of the New Wave, based on stories by the writer of Closely Observed Trains (Bohumil Hrabal), provides a heady reminder of Czech fashions. The thing closely observed here is death, seen at work in locations like a geriatric hospital (Nemec's episode), a Grand Prix motor race (Menzel), and a self-service restaurant (Chytilová). But the mood is the customary one of ironic contemplation, shading into overt fantasy; sometimes the mixture is clumsily handled (Chytilová and Schorm are the main culprits), yet it's mostly successful.
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Release Details

  • Duration:107 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jirí Menzel, Jan Nemec, Vera Chytilová, Jaromil Jires, Evald Schorm
  • Screenwriter:Bohumil Hrabal, Jirí Menzel, Jan Nemec, Ewald Schorm, Vera Chytilova, Jaromil Jires
  • Cast:
    • Pavla Marsálková
    • Ferdinand Kruta
    • Josefa Pecháltová
    • Vera Mrázková
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