Skylarks on the String

  • Czech Republic
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Set in steelworks where political offenders against the communist regime are sent for “temporary employment”. Although the main protagonists are all in the same boat, friendship and mutual loyalty have their limitations when there is no chance of justice and no way to appeal for help. In a socialist Czechoslovakia that was busy adapting itself to the demands of post-1968 “normalisation”, authorities did not let this film premiere until 1989 and the director was banned from filming for five years.

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  • Original title
    Skřivánci na niti
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jiří Menzel, Bohumil Hrabal
  • Cast
    Rudolf Hrušínský, Václav Neckář, Jitka Zelenohorská, Vladimír Ptáček, Naďa Urbánková, Vlastimil Brodský, Ferdinand Krůta, František Řehák, Leoš Suchařípa, Karel Mareš, Jiřina Štěpničková, Ladislav Šimek, Otakar Brousek st., Míla Myslíková...
  • DOP
    Jaromír Šofr
  • Editing
    Jiřina Lukešová
  • Music
    Jiří Šust
  • Sound
    Jiří Pavlík
  • Duration
    91 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
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