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Cosy Dens (1999)

Pelísky (original title)
Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are ... See full summary »

Director:

Jan Hrebejk

Writers:

Petr Jarchovský, Petr Sabach (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Beran Michael Beran ... Michal
Miroslav Donutil ... Sebek
Simona Stasová ... Sebková
Kristýna Nováková ... Jindriska
Jirí Kodet ... Kraus
Eva Holubová ... Teacher
Emília Vásáryová ... Krausová
Bolek Polívka ... Uncle Václav
Jaroslav Dusek ... Sasa Maslan
Stella Zázvorková ... Grandmother
Jirí Krejcík ... Professor
Ondrej Brousek ... Elien
Silvie Koblízková Silvie Koblízková ... Uzlinka
Marek Javorský Marek Javorský ... Péta (as Marek Morvai Javorský)
Boris Hybner ... Magician
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Storyline

Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are nothing more than rebels, hating anything they say. Written by Antonín <Handl(v.handl@iol.cz>

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Taglines:

One villa - two families - three generations.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Czech TV - Telexport

Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech | Russian

Release Date:

8 April 1999 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Cosy Dens See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,227,953
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Cosy Dens" is arguably a poor translation of "Pelisky." The word actually means "nests". See more »

Quotes

Father Kraus: Where did the comrades from DDR make a mistake?
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Connections

Referenced in Mixxxer Show: Kea a Natyla (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Nebe na zemi
Music by Jaroslav Jezek, lyrics by Jan Werich and George Voskovec
Performed by Bolek Polívka
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Very Czech film
18 February 2006 | by lk1918See all my reviews

Now THAT is a Czech film. While Kolja, a 1996 Czech film was specifically edited by the British co-producers to strip it of some very Czech elements which were culturally hard to understand for foreign audiences, this one is the real thing. Figures that while Kolja was showered with foreign prizes incl. the Oscar, this one got nothing significant abroad as far as I am aware. No matter, this is a seriously funny and sad film which will tell you a lot about the Czech sense of humour. Many passages sadly won't be that accessible without knowing the culture and history well, and inevitably, lots gets lost in translation, but you may still find it satisfying.


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