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Return of the Idiot

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Time Out says

A faintly sentimental but beautifully observed film inspired by the hero of Dostoevsky's novel, this charts the serio-comic experiences of Dean Stockwell-lookalike Liska, recently released from psychiatric therapy, who visits distant relatives in a small town and finds himself involuntarily immersed in romantic intrigue involving two sisters and two brothers. Starting from an eloquent, wordless opening, the film slowly unravels to reveal a core of emotional confusion and dissatisfaction, while subtly establishing the innocence and unwitting goodness of the protagonist. Immaculately acted and controlled, and a modest but quite lovely gem.
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Release Details

  • Duration:100 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sasa Gedeon
  • Screenwriter:Sasa Gedeon
  • Cast:
    • Pavel Liska
    • Anna Geislerová
    • Tatiana Vilhelmová
    • Jirí Langmajer
    • Jirí Machácek
    • Zdena Hadrbolcová
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