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Marečku, podejte mi pero!

Oldřich Lipský Çekoslovakya, 1976

dionysus67's rating of the film Marecek, Pass Me the Pen!

A weird comedy that looks at a number of issues in Czechoslovak society, from family life and education to work and industrialization. Lipský is at his best in some densely framed and with careful measurement of color scenes mostly in the industrial site. Yet, the scenes at the school suffer from excessive character caricature that somehow reduces comic impact. Most uncanny is the bells/smokestack fusion. Enjoyable.