Pearls of the Deep : Five films. Smrt pana Baltazara = Mr. Baltazar; Podvodníci = The Swindlers; Dum radosti = The House of Joy; Automat Svet = The Globe Buffet; Romance

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Barcode: 58957656 Call Number: V-CZE 028 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 103 min. Date: 1966 System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 Language: Czech Creator: Directed by Vera Chytilová ("Automat Svet"); Jaromel Jires ("Romance"); Jirí Menzel ("Smrt pana Baltazara"); Jan Nemec ("Podvodníci"); Evald Schorm ("Dum radosti") Description: "Five directors of the internationally acclaimed Czech New Wave contributed to this landmark film anthology, including Jiri Menzel (Closely Watched Trains) and Jaromil Jires (Valerie and Her Week of Wonders). Each witty, entertaining short is based on a different story by legendary writer Bohumil Hrabal, renowned for his outrageous, surreal tales. A showcase for the breakout filmmakers of that era, Pearls of the Deep offers five sharply written and boldly directed films: Mr. Baltazar by Jiri Menzel, The Swindlers by Jan Nemec, House of Joy by Evald Schorm, The Globe Buffet by Vera Chytilova, and Romance by Jaromil Jires. The films not only capture the absurd flavor of Hrabal's writing but also reveal the talents and styles of the best Czech directors of the era." - cover Collection: Language Resource Center