A little boy, named Prdelka, traveled with his father from Prague to the country during the Second World War. There, the boy became friends with a local fisherman and learned to catch the ... See full summary »
I saw this movie by chance on television. I enjoy watching European movies and whilst not at all seeing it as an event watched it to pass the time. Within the first few moments the touching humour of the human condition had me hooked.Laughing out loud at situations and dialogue. A Father takes his family to the country to escape the coming horrors of the war. But whilst the elders have brought the problems with them, to the young boy the world is all new and wondrous. We see nature , through his eyes as pure and holy, but it is soon to be corrupted. As the movie moves along the humour fades as the wars invades his life and the people begin to be taken away. Whilst dark the film never gives in to bleakness but ends with hope. Not as twee as 'A wonderful life' but it has the same heart. Watch it and be moved.