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Birds, Orphans and Fools

Czech Republic | France, Slovak, 78 mins

Original Title

Vtackovia, siroty a blazni
  • Director: Juraj Jakubisko
  • Writer: Juraj Jakubisko; Karol Sidon
  • Producer: Jan Svikruha; Jan Tomaskovic

CGiii Comment

At times, beautifully shot...but, rubbish nonetheless.

Perhaps, Dogme before Dogme.

Rather radical for its time but, there is no escaping its art-school student roots - the sound is piercing, the concept interesting, the execution incomprehensible.

Jakubisko went on to do bigger and better things - interesting for those interested in his development as a director - but, only for those who are really interested.


The(ir) Blurb...

In the aftermath of war, two men and a woman begin acting more like children than adults, leading to tragedy.

Cast & Characters

Philippe Avron as Andrej;
Jirí Sýkora as Yorick;
Magda Vásáryová as Martha;
Míla Beran as Landlord;
Augustín Kubán as Sailor;
Mikulas Ladizinsky as Partisan;
Jana Stehnová as Nun

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