America

America
Amerika

Czech Republic, 1994, 90 min
Fiction

America
Amerika

Czech Republic, 1994, 90 min
Fiction

Vladimír Michálek chose an unconventional adaptation of Kafka's novel for his feature debut. Artistically reminiscent of the classic films of Karel Zeman, the director reinterpreted this dark story of a man vainly seeking a place in a rigidly ordered society by changing the desperate conclusion into a happy end. The film provided Czech comic Jiří Lábus with a new kind of role: that of the despotic uncle. The movie's theme song, recorded by the well-known Czech group Lucie, helped broaden its popularity.

Cast / Martin Dejdar, Jiří Lábus, Jarka Rytychová, Kateřina Kozáková, Jiří Schmitzer, Oldřich Kaiser, Pavel Landovský, Libuše Tomanová, Tomáš Vorel    Writer / Vladimír Michálek, Martin Duba    Story / Franz Kafka    DoP / Martin Duba    Editor / Jiří Brožek    Sound / Michal Dvořák, Radim Hladík jr.    Music / David Koller, Michal Dvořák (II), Vít Zouhar

Release Date / 16 June 1994

Czech Film Center

Email: info@filmcenter.cz

Contact us