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Jun 1, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Following their collaborations on A Novel for Women and The Holiday Makers, Czech filmmaker Jan Hrebejk and author Michal Viewegh reunite for Shameless, a comic romp based on Viewegh’s bestselling Tales of Marriage and Sex. Oskar (Jirí Machácek) is a television weatherman who has fallen out of love with his nasally endowed wife Zuzana. Undergoing a midlife crisis, he begins a series of affairs. Having begged out of the family vacation at a mountain resort, he falsifies the weather forecast – convincing his wife and son to stay sequestered from the ostensible blizzard so he can bed the family nanny, an immature blonde. Fired for his ballsy behavior, he finds work as a driver for drunk bargoers, scooting around the city on his minibike in search of work and women. But as his conquests continue, they prove to be less and less fulfilling. Take the much older singing sensation Nora, who enchants Oskar with the lilting voice that accents much of the Shameless soundtrack, then leaves him when the father of her children dies. Or the hooker who seduces Oskar in a bathtub. And as for Zuzana – she has crafted a far better relationship with a new lover, one who appreciates the size of her nose. While cameos from Czech media celebrities add to the film’s authenticity and humor, its setting in a nameless Eastern European city adds a touch of poignancy: against a nighttime background of historic architecture and twinkling lights, Oskar’s quest for sex as meaning pales.


Filmscreening on a rooftop of the Czech Center New York

June 1, 2010 , at dusk, Free


Shameless (Nestyda)

Director: Jan Hrebejk, Czech Republic, 2009, 88 min, Romantic Comedy, Sex

In Czech with English subtitles

Cast: Jiří Macháček, Pavel Liška, Emília Vášáryová, Nina Divíšková, Pavel Landovský, Vlado Hajdu, Roman Luknár, Simona Babčáková, Karel Gott, Halina Pawlowská, Hana Hegerová, Éva Kerekes, Ester Janečková, Přemek Podlaha


Capacity is limited and seating is on a first come - first served basis. We don't take any reservations.


321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Jun 1, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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