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3.7
106 Ratings

Larks on a String

Skrivánci na niti

Directed by Jiří Menzel
Czechoslovakia, 1990
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Set in the 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect “bourgeois elements” – a professor, a saxophonist and a milkman – who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation. Filmed in 1969 but initially banned, Larks on a String was released in 1990 after the fall of the Communist regime.

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Larks on a String Directed by Jiří Menzel

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1990 | 2 wins including: Golden Bear

1990 | Honorable Mention: FIPRESCI Prize