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Oct 14, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Video Thursdays

The Buttoners (Knoflíkáři), dir. by Petr Zelenka, 1998, 108 min., subtitles, starring Jiří Kodet, Bohuslav Navrátil, Eva Holubová.

October 14, 7 pm

Czech Center



This Czech anthology film is composed of six episodes linked by a radio show and a common theme of chance, coincidence and fate. Opening in 1945 Japan with Kokura Lucky where Kokura residents are seen complaining about the poor weather, completely unaware that it is the weather that has just saved them from the Bomb. In a surprise shift, the narrative continues on to present-day Prague. The Taxi Driver involves an adultery on a taxi's back seat. In Rituals of Civilization a young couple and a psychiatrist are in a fatal accident. In The Last Decent Generation four respectable parents begin planning a wedding for their offsprings but end up discussing each other's perversions. Fools features a TV news special about sperm in space. In the final episode, The Ghost of an American Pilot, a schoolgirl séance summons the spirit of the Enola Gay's pilot as a radio talk show guest, while the psychiatrist from the third episode listens to the pilot's request for forgiveness.


Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
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Oct 14, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Czech Center

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