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Daisies (1966)

Sedmikrásky (original title)
Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

Director:

Vera Chytilová

Writers:

Vera Chytilová (story), Vera Chytilová (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jitka Cerhová Jitka Cerhová ... Marie I
Ivana Karbanová Ivana Karbanová ... Marie II
Julius Albert Julius Albert ... Starsí sveták
Jan Klusák ... Mladý sveták
Marie Cesková Marie Cesková ... Zena na toaletách
Jirina Myskova Jirina Myskova ... Toaletárka
Marcela Brezinová Marcela Brezinová ... Toaletárka
Oldrich Hora Oldrich Hora ... Sveták (as Dr. Oldrich Hora)
Václav Chochola Václav Chochola
Josef Konícek Josef Konícek ... Tanecník ve vinárne
Jaromír Vomácka Jaromír Vomácka ... Veselý pán
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jirina Cesková Jirina Cesková
Ester Krumbachová Ester Krumbachová
Jaroslav Kucera Jaroslav Kucera
Jarosmir Kuvacha Jarosmir Kuvacha
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Storyline

Two teenage girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap feminist farce was immediately banned by the government. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Upsa-daisy .. downs-a-daisy ... turned-ons-a-daisy

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Comedy

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

30 December 1966 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Daisies See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Marie II: That's what I don't understand. Why does one say "I love you"? Do you understand? Why can't one say, for example, "egg"?
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Plaisir d'amour
Composed by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini
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FEMINIST DADA LIVES!
17 August 2000 | by dziga-3See all my reviews

Chytilova surpasses even the genial Jiri Menzel in her blissful critique of the pieties and austerities associated with the Czech Stalinist regime under President Husak. DAISIES is an exercise in revolutionary modernism, anarch-dadaist in spirit and form. 21 deputies objected in parliament to the extravagant waste of food in the film, and Chytilova had to defend her film on communist-moral grounds: i.e. the two female protagonists (Marie 1 Jitka Cerkova, Marie 2 Ivana Karbanova) were spoilt brats to be condemned as so much waste-matter in the body politic of the workers' state. But we know that they are feminist anarchists, living (in terms of the plot narrative) off silly old men who buy them dinners, and (in terms of the poetic texture of the film) calling everything into question with the unquenchable brio of cartoon characters (they eat even photographs of food from glossy magazines). We, the audience, are happily infected (even today in the new millennium) by the blessed spirit of nihilism Chytilova has conjured up in those dangerous and exhilarating days of the Prague Spring. First there was Kafka (AMERIKA), then there was Hasek (THE GOOD SOLDIER SVEJK), and then there was Vera Chytilova. DAISIES is in my top ten films ever made.


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