Ein launischer Sommer

Capricious Summer is a Czechoslovak comedy directed by Jiří Menzel. It is based on the novel Rozmarné léto (Summer of Caprice) by the Czech writer Vladislav Vančura. It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France. The film depicts a humorous story of three men, a colonel, a priest and a bath-keeper, during rainy summer days.

Original Title Ein launischer Sommer
German Title Ein launischer Sommer
French Title Un été capricieux
Other Titles Capricious Summer - Rozmarné léto
Directed by Jiri Menzel
Country Czech Republic
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Jirí Menzel, Václav Nývlt
Film Editing Jirina Lukesová
Soundtrack Jirí Sust
Cinematography Jaromír Sofr
Sound Jirí Pavlik
Décors Oldrich Bosák
Costumes Olga Dimitrovová
Production Zdenek Oves
Runtime 74 Min.
Language Tschechisch/d/f
Rudolf Hrusínský Antonín Dura
Vlastimil Brodský Maj. Hugo
Frantisek Rehák Abbé
Míla Myslíková Katerina Durová
Jana Preissová Anna
Jirí Menzel Arnostek
Bohus Záhorský Starik

Karlovy Vary 1968: Best Film

Cannes 1968 - Festival annulé

«Natürlich ist das eine Satire auf bourgeoise Bequemlichkeit. Aber es ist auch eine aus zarter Ironie und feinster Komik gesponnene Nostalgie: nach einer Höflichkeit, die abhandenkam, und nach einer Zeit der Freundlichkeit, die noch nie war. Und 1968, in der Tschechoslowakei, war das beides gewiss ein subversives Statement.» züritipp, Christoph Schneider


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