8 December 2003 | honza_je_borec
It's a custom made
I guess crocuta is somehow right in the case it's just another socialism-era film, I must admit I'm sick and tired of the fact Czech production since '89 is all the Iron Curtain and WW2, exceptions are rather rare. But the guy (or girl) is wrong with his (her) measure the film is boring. I understand you were bored if you're not former-east-blocker, you can't even recognize not to say feature all the jokes since you don't know the real-socialism reality. Couple of scenes are artificial and some clumsy even awkward, but scenes like the one, where the two couples discuss their situation after one certain Voice of America broadcast, made me almost die of laughter. I wouldn't recommend this film to those from west, this film is about (a) communism in Czech conditions, (b)featuring Czech humor and point of view (both is rather specific). People outside this area may reach some degree of understanding, depending on their wit and emphasis(and history-knowledge niveau), but they'll never have the complete frame of it.
It's nonsense to mark this film either good or bad. This one was made to succeed at home and to pick a pack of prizes over the old continent(I can't instantly recall if it did or not, does it matter?), America's tour is academic, this one's a local business.