Pearls of the Deep

  • Czech Republic
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Pearls of the Deep (Czech: Perličky na dně) is a 1966 Czechoslovak anthology film directed by Jiří Menzel, Jan Němec, Evald Schorm, Věra Chytilová and Jaromil Jireš. The five segments are all based on short stories by Bohumil Hrabal. The film was released in Czechoslovakia on 7 January 1966. The film was received as a manifesto for the new generation of Czechoslovak filmmakers, and thus became closely associated with the Czechoslovak New Wave.

The Death of Mr Balthazar (Smrt pana Baltazara), directed by Jiří Menzel
Imposters (Podvodníci), directed by Jan Němec
House of Joy (Dům radosti), directed by Evald Schorm
At the World Cafeteria (Automat Svět), directed by Věra Chytilová
Romance, directed by Jaromil Jireš

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  • Original Title
    Perličky na dně
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Věra Chytilová, Bohumil Hrabal
  • Cinematography
    Jaroslav Kučera
  • Editing
    Jiřina Lukešová, Miroslav Hájek
  • Music
    Jan Klusák
  • Sound
    Blažej Bernard
  • Runtime
    103 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
      • Národní filmový archiv
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