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159 Ratings

Pearls of the Deep

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Czechoslovakia, 1965
Comedy, Anthology


A manifesto of the Czechoslovak New Wave, this anthology of five short films by five rising directors is based on a book by the celebrated writer Bohumil Hrabal. Absurdist in style, with a heightened attention to the individual, Hrabal’s work broke with the socialist realism that dominated the era.

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Pearls of the Deep Directed by Věra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš, Jiří Menzel ...

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