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

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