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The Wonderful Movie Cranks (1979)

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Those Wonderful Movie Cranks

Jiří Menzel | Czechoslovakia | 1979 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 9 Oct 2024

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Produced to mark the 80th anniversary of Czech cinema, this lively, charming comic tribute to the country’s movie pioneers is heavily informed by Menzel’s own knowledge of film history – yet not at all bound by it – creating a nostalgic world of imagined characters and films that often act as stand-ins for the real thing. Menzel regular Rudolf Hrušínský leads the cast, playing a magician, travelling projectionist and founder of Prague’s first permanent cinema, with Menzel himself, of course, playing the key role of the first Czech film director. With Vlasta Fabiánová.

Presented in partnership with the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia.

Format: DCP
Language: Czech with English subtitles
Source: National Film Archive in Prague
Runtime: 90 mins

Event duration

90 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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