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Jun 24, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Video Thursdays

Death of the Beautiful Roebucks (Smrt krásných srnců) dir. Karel Kachyňa, 1986 98 min., subtitles Starring Karel Heřmánek, Marta Vančurová and Mirek Valter.


8 pm, June 24

Czech Center New York


In an adaptation of Ota Pavel's novel, based on his father's memories of World War II, Karel Kachyňa found a balance between light comedy and rich drama. Leo Popper, an ardent fisherman and vacuum cleaner salesman, is a vibrant, happily married man.  When the Nazis come to power, Leo is suddenly dismissed from his job.  Only then do we realize that he is Jewish, which sets up the film's central metaphor: to Leo, the deer in the forest where he goes to fish are sacred, innocent creatures.  When his two sons receive notice that they are to be sent to a concentration camp, he has to supply his sons with food for the journey…



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Jun 24, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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