Ball Lightning (1979)

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In the flat of the retired opera singer Bílek there is a meeting of people wishing to exchange their flats. The "duodeca-exchange" is organized by a lawyer Radosta (Rudolf Hrusínský), who ... See full summary »


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6 September 2000 | Petr-10
| Ready, steady, move!
Housing was a major problem in Czechoslovakia. If you had a flat, you were OK, the rent was controlled and thus relatively cheap, but if you did not, you had to try very hard to get one. If you moved out or died and a relative was not already registered as living with you, the flat might be lost! One way for ordinary people who needed to move was to swap flats.

This film takes this idea to the extreme: Why not move a number of households in a circular fashion at the same time? Of course, it requires a lot of organizing and a lot of goodwill on all sides. Anything can go wrong and it does! What if somebody changes his mind, the whole scheme collapses!

Quite an easy way to make a comedy. Despite efforts by some excellent actors, this one is not the greatest.

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1 August 1979



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