Those Wonderful Movie Cranks

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At the beginning of the 20th century, a film projectionist tours through Bohemian villages and dreams of opening a cinema in Prague. He allies himself with a young cameraman (played by Jiří Menzel), who in turn has a dream: He longs for true-to-life films that deal with the reality of people. Menzel's Those Wonderful Movie Cranks is one of the most beautiful tributes to the pioneers of the silent era, and the film is also a melancholic reflection on necessary concessions.

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Original TitleThose Wonderful Movie Cranks
TitleThose Wonderful Movie Cranks
Directed byJiri Menzel
CountryCzech Republic
Year1978
ScreenplayJirĂ­ Menzel, Oldrich Vlcek
Film EditingJirĂ­ Brozek
SoundtrackJirĂ­ Sust
CinematographyJaromĂ­r Sofr
SoundMilan Novotny
CostumesTheodor Pistek
Production DesignZbynek Hloch, JirĂ­ Menzel
ProductionJan Suster
FormatsDCP
Runtime90 min.
LanguageTschechisch/d/f
CastRudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Fabiánová, Blazena Holisová, Vladimír Mensík, Jirí Menzel

Credits

Original TitleThose Wonderful Movie Cranks
TitleThose Wonderful Movie Cranks
Directed byJiri Menzel
CountryCzech Republic
Year1978
ScreenplayJirĂ­ Menzel, Oldrich Vlcek
Film EditingJirĂ­ Brozek
SoundtrackJirĂ­ Sust
CinematographyJaromĂ­r Sofr
SoundMilan Novotny
CostumesTheodor Pistek
Production DesignZbynek Hloch, JirĂ­ Menzel
ProductionJan Suster
FormatsDCP
Runtime90 min.
LanguageTschechisch/d/f
CastRudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Fabiánová, Blazena Holisová, Vladimír Mensík, Jirí Menzel

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«Wenn man bei uns von „dem tschechischen Film“ spricht, meint man das Genre des Menzel-Films, diese merkwürdigste Verbindung von Weltweisheit, Einfalt, Bosheit, Poesie und Witz.» Tagesspiegel