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Cosy Dens

Director(s): Jan HřebejkCZ116 min.1999
100%(3 ratings)
Accessibilitynot suitable for minors under 15 years of age
LanguagesCzech (orig.)
Black and white / colourcolor

When writing the script of this retro-comedy from the 1960s, Petr Jarchovský was inspired by his own family memories, but also by the motifs from Peter Šabach's book Shit Burns (Hovno hoří). The film is set between Christmas of 1967 and the occupation of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 in a two-storey villa where the Major Šebek’s family of four and the former resistance fighter Kraus’ family of three live. The teenage bogy Michal Šebek loves his classmate Jindřiška Krausová, but she is fond of the dandyish Elien, whose parents are in America on business.

The filmmakers concentrated on contemporary realities and the atmosphere is enhanced by songs by Václav Neckář, Karel Gott, Dežo Ursiny, Vladimír Mišík and Blue Effect.

The film won a Special Jury Mentions and the FIPRESCI Award at the Karlovy Vary IFF, the Czech Lion Award for Best Actor in Leading Role (Jiří Kodet) and won the Czech Film Critics' Poll for the best Czech film of 1990–2019. IMDb web trailer
Projection of Cosy Dens at IFF Art Film 2023
Actor’s Mission
22. Jun
Film was already screened