Smoke

Direction
Year 
1990
Country
  • Czech Republic
Runtime
94min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Tomáš Vorel’s comedy of cult status is sometimes dubbed as “totalitarian-era musical”. The protagonist of Smoke, an idealistic young civil engineer, embarks on his first job appointment full of hope and enthusiasm. However, the reality of the late-socialist workplace, ironically depicted in the film, promptly disabuses him of his idealism. The film’s radical stylization is in large part due to the contribution of actors from five Prague-based experimental theatre ensembles, whose sarcasm, sense of parody and ironic take on serious societal issues have been winning particularly young audiences for more than three decades.

Details

  • Original Title
    Kouř
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Lumír Tuček, Tomáš Vorel
  • Cast
    Jan Slovák, Lucie Zedníčková, Jaroslav Dušek, Šimon Caban, Petr Čtvrtníček, Eva Holubová
  • Cinematography
    Martin Duba
  • Editing
    Jiří Brožek
  • Music
    Michal Vích
  • Runtime
    94 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    1990
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution

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