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Jiri Menzel - To Make A Comedy Is No Fun

Robert Kolinsky, Czech Republic, 2016

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80 Min.


OV English/Czech/German/French


german/french fixed

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In 1968, Czechoslovakian director Jiří Menzel wins the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS – his first feature film ever. Only one year later his next film LARKS ON A STRING is banned by the government. But Menzel decides to stay in socialist Czechoslovakia and continues working as director and actor for theatre and film.

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