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14.-20. januar 2019

Program 2018

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Every summer, socialist youth of Czechoslovakia were packed off to the countryside to work in the hop fields. THE HOP-PICKERS taps into the universal story of the teen rebellion, offering evidence that the generation gap was not exclusive to decadent Western society. The story circles around two friends – highbrow nerd Filip and charming, down-to-earth Hana. Envious of their individualism, the conformist bully Honza observes them closely and makes sure that the proper authorities are informed. In the setting of luscious green fields, glorious blue skies and romanticized communal living, love blossoms, against all (socialist) odds, to the accompaniment of impressive choreography and energetic music.

THE HOP-PICKERS was the first – and widely considered best ever – Czech musical. It was seen by 3 million people upon its release in the summer of 1964 alone. An instant classic, newly restored by the Czech National Film Archive, with the cooperation of the National Library of Norway. 

Introduction before the screening on Thursday.

The film is also part of the event BEER AND FILM: BEER TASTING & THE HOP PICKERS at Mack Brewery Thursday Jan. 18. at 18:00.

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Orginal title: 
STARCI NA CHMELU
Director: 
Ladislav Rychman
Screenplay: 
Ladislav Rychman, Vratislav Blažek
Photography: 
Jan Stallich
Actors: 
Vladimir Pucholt, Milos Zavadil, Ivana Pavlová, Irena Kačírková
Run time: 
1 hour 33 min
Year: 
1964
Country: 
Czechoslovakia
Producer: 
Jirí Pokorný
Sales: 
National Film Archive, Czech Republic
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Ladislav Rychman (1923-2007) enrolled in film school, but rather than graduate, he tried his hand at theater, while also learning about the film business from experienced colleagues. He made his feature debut in 1950 and worked well into the 1980s. THE HOP-PICKERS is without a doubt his most well-known film.