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69 Ratings

All My Good Countrymen

Všichni dobří rodáci

Directed by Vojtěch Jasný
Czechoslovakia, 1969


Various scenes in the life of a tight-knit community in Czechoslovakia exploring the human spirit in the backdrop of the political changes that they experience.

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All My Good Countrymen Directed by Vojtěch Jasný

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1969 | Winner: Best Director

1969 | Special Mention: Technical Grand Prize

Critics reviews

From the start, All My Good Countrymen sidesteps dry polemic, Jasný is constantly alert to small human details, and the film frequently dissolves into whirling rhapsodies of music, dance, flowers and feathers. Although the films are stylistically very different, there are constant reminders that cinematographer Jaroslav Kucera was also the virtuoso who shot Vera Chytilová’s Daisies, especially in his use of colour.
January 04, 2016
Všichni dobří rodáci remains a wonderful, lyrical film, kaleidoscopic in depicting ghastly changes to lives of simple Moravian villagers wrought by the onset of Communist Party rule and collectivisation in 1948, without sacrificing drama and emotion in the slightest.
September 26, 2013
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