Original name: Perličky na dně
Duration: 105 min.
A manifesto of sorts for the Czech New Wave, this five-part anthology shows off the breadth of expression and the versatility of the movement’s directors. Based on stories by the legendary writer Bohumil Hrabal, the shorts range from the surreally chilling to the caustically observant to the casually romantic, but all have a cutting, wily view of the world.
fairy tale, dark humor, avant garde
railway, avant-garde, new wave, death by suffocation, topless girl, death by hanging, hospital room, manipulative person, smoking in bed, 21 year old, cycling, cyclist, motorcycle race, old age, traffic accident, insurance, insurance agent, 18 year old, domineering mother, factory worker, anthology, plumber, manipulative woman, gypsy, omnibus ...