At the beginning of the 20th century, a film projectionist tours through Bohemian villages and dreams of opening a cinema in Prague. He allies himself with a young cameraman (played by Jiří Menzel), who in turn has a dream: He longs for true-to-life films that deal with the reality of people. Menzel's Those Wonderful Movie Cranks is one of the most beautiful tributes to the pioneers of the silent era, and the film is also a melancholic reflection on necessary concessions.
|Original Title||Those Wonderful Movie Cranks|
|German Title||Die wunderbaren Männer mit der Kurbel|
|French Title||Those Wonderful Movie Cranks|
|Other Titles||Those Wonderful Movie Cranks - Báječní muži s klikou|
|Directed by||Jiri Menzel|
|Screenplay||Jirí Menzel, Oldrich Vlcek|
|Film Editing||Jirí Brozek|
|Décors||Zbynek Hloch, Jirí Menzel|
«Wenn man bei uns von „dem tschechischen Film“ spricht, meint man das Genre des Menzel-Films, diese merkwürdigste Verbindung von Weltweisheit, Einfalt, Bosheit, Poesie und Witz.» Tagesspiegel
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