The Universe and Me

Friday, August 05, 2005

Up and Down

Movie: Up and Down. Czech. From the director, Jan Hrebejk, who gave us the Holocaust epic Divided We Fall. This one’s a farcical commentary on present day Prague and the world. I found it quite funny in places. Chuckled a few times. Two incompetent pickpockets also fail at smuggling immigrants and end up stuck with a baby they bring back to their pawn shop where it’s adopted by a desperate wife of a dimwitted soccer hooligan. These characters end up linked to a separate story about a dysfunctional family reunion. “Deep fried bat.” Yum! Loved the tea with lemon. A nice deadpan, “I’m completely overcome.”


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