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Time Out says

Gender questions thread through all Chytilová's work, albeit posed in widely differing ways. Here the rape of a vet, Lenka (Stivinová), by two men (Donutil and Hanák) prompts a revenge enquiry by both 'victim' and film-maker on the structures and mindsets that condone such a violation. Yet the director's approach is at once both tragic and comic. Commerce, careerism, new economy excess and satirical/allegorical informants all play their part, but it's the cutting edge of the vet's response that anchors the gaudy darkness of Chytilová's vision.
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Release Details

  • Duration:124 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Vera Chytilová
  • Screenwriter:Vera Chytilová, Michal Laznovsky, Tomas Hanák, David Vávra
  • Cast:
    • Miroslav Donutil
    • Dasa Blahova
    • Zuzana Stivinová
    • Tomas Hanák
    • Daniela Trebická
    • Katerina Hajná
    • Eva Holubová
    • David Vavra
    • Lubos Svoboda
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