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Long Live the Family!

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Year
2011
Country
  • Czech Republic
Duration
103min
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Libor may have studied history, but why slouch over a teacher’s desk when you can proudly strut around a modern office? Especially when you need to provide for your wife and children for whom it’s sometimes worth turning a blind eye when signing dodgy contracts. Except that the justice system catches up with even bigger whiz kids than Libor. While the police only have a few questions for him for the time being, his partners are in custody. Even so, Libor decides it’s high time to do a bunk with his family and get a few things straightened out. "When you watch a Czech film, you don’t see any indication of what we’re like, but what we’d like to be,” says the director. He instals his characters in an authentic environment and leaves them to sort out problems all too familiar to a contemporary audience. Although he doesn’t try to cover his back with the tag "freely inspired by real events,” he is clearly referring to specific social phenomena. And this he does without a hint of diffidence, maintaining a sense of humour throughout. KVIFF

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