Rivers of Babylon

Rivers of Babylon
Rivers of Babylon

Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, 1998, 102 min
Fiction

Rivers of Babylon
Rivers of Babylon

Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, 1998, 102 min
Fiction

A satiric Slovak-Czech comedy based on the best selling novel by Petr Pišťanek. It makes use of allegory to narrate the life story of a churlish oaf of a man, a stoker named Rácz, who gradually 'takes power' at a Bratislava hotel. Because of its obvious parallels to the reality of Premier Vladimír Mečiar's political regime during the second half of the 1990s, it became a film 'non grata' and was wrapped up in the Czech Republic.

Cast / Andrej Hryc, Andy Hajdu, Diana Mórová, Barbora Kodetová, Ľubo Gregor, Peter Bzdúch    Writer / Peter Pišťanek, Marian Urban, Vlado Balco    DoP / Martin Štrba    Editor / Dušan Milko    Sound / Juraj Filo    Music / Jaroslav Filip

Release Date / 27 August 1998

Czech Film Center

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