My Sweet Little Village

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This episodic portrait of a Bohemian village is built around the wobbly friendship between two men of opposing natures – farm truck driver Pávek (Marián Labuda) and his mentally challenged assistant Otík (János Bán). Pávek wants to get rid of his unreliable protégé once the harvest is over, after which Otík would move to Prague. But the naïve assistant is unprepared for life in the big city. The young man’s broad smile while wearing headphones over his ears is now viewed as an inherent component of the colourful village idyll. The film also features the tetchy Turek (Petr Čepek), jealous of his wife Jana (Libuše Šafránková), and the absent-minded dreamer, Doctor Skružný (Rudolf Hrušínský), who enjoys admiring the wonder of the Bohemian countryside while driving.

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Original Title
Vesničko má, středisková
Title
My Sweet Little Village
Directed by
Jiri Menzel
Country
Czech Republic
Year
1985
Screenplay
Zdeněk Svěrák
Film Editing
Jiří Brožek
Cinematography
Jaromír Šofr
Runtime
103 min.
Cast
János Bán, Marián Labuda, Rudolf Hrušínský, Libuše Šafránková

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