Small Town


Time Out says

Not exactly overflowing with the milk of human kindness, this arch mock-documentary takes a fumigator not just to Czech post-communist provincial politics, but to slipstream life generally. Indeed, the funniest scene is the first, set before the Velvet Revolution, in which a visiting Communist Party dignitary is lavished with booze until he's slurring a new manifesto: 'Crotches of the world unite!' Democracy is heralded by a shot of a drunk tramp wending her way down the street, and soon the Independent Eroticists are cleaning up at the local polls, if not in office. A chronicle of petty scams, profligacy, lechery and failure, it hasn't been a favourite with the Czechs, but there's a dry affection in its eye for the grotesque. More problematic is how it eventually runs out of steam and ends up turning in circles.


Release details

99 mins

Cast and crew

Jan Kraus
Jan Kraus
Vlastimil Brabec
Otmar Bracuzsky
Rostislav Novak
Nada Wojtylová
Martin Ucik
Norbert Lichy
Petr Krivacek
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