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Thu, Feb 16, 2012
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Prague, 1974. Four friends—Petr, Ales, Popelka, and Mita—are about to come of age in socialist Czechoslovakia. As with all youths at age 15, they are required to attend a ceremony at which they are to be issued identity cards. Officially, this is a milestone in the life of citizens; in reality, however, it’s a document that the police can use to humiliate and manipulate young rebels at their convenience. Having turned up in jeans and, even more remarkably, without the ubiquitous pioneer neckties, the four boys immediately attract the attention of the zealous policemen charged with conducting the ceremony—a sign of things to come as the boys’ unconventional hairstyles, love for western rock bands, and general unwillingness to conform to the all-encompassing melancholy and double standards of their parents’ generation ensure that they remain the object of police attention. (137 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Let’s All Sin Around (91), Zelary (03).

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Interests: Narrative Feature.

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