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Takový je zivot (1930)

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Vera Baranovskaya ... Laundress
Theodor Pistek ... Husband, Coalman
Mána Zenísková Mána Zenísková ... Coalman's Daughter
Wolfgang Zilzer ... Wooer
Jindrich Plachta ... Tailor
Manja Kellerová Manja Kellerová ... Tailor's Wife
Eman Fiala Eman Fiala ... Pianist
Valeska Gert ... Waitress
Lidiya Tridenskaya Lidiya Tridenskaya ... Laundress' Friend (as Uli Tridenskaja)
Betty Kysilková Betty Kysilková ... Cashier
Edith Ledererová Edith Ledererová ... Tailor's Daughter
Max Körner Max Körner ... Coal Depot Owner
Ludvík Veverka ... Manicure Client
Václav Zichovský Václav Zichovský ... Client
Frantisek Kreuzmann ... Beauty Salon Manager
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One Week
21 April 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

The movie is a week in the life of a poor family, a mother, father and adult daughter, and their neighbors around their tenement their grinding misery. It certainly pulls no punches when it comes to portraying their woebegone prospects, their lack of thought and minor and major disasters. It's very effective.

What I am uncertain of is how much of it is art and how much is the necessity of a new film-making industry working on the cheap. I have seen two Czech silents, both in the last week, and their have been similar in their subject matter. Was this an artistic choice, based on the assumption that their audience was poor and would appreciate people like them on the screen? Did they feel that the Austrian, Hungarian, German & American films available locally ate up the high end of the market? These movies were preserved in the 1950s. Was the choice of what movies to preserve constrained by the fact that Czechoslovakia was a Warsaw Pact nation, and showing how miserable the lumpen-proletariat was before everyone became a good communist was a deciding factor? With a sample of two films, I certainly can't tell.


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Czechoslovakia

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9 May 1930 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

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Such Is Life See more »

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1.33 : 1
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