Larks on a String

One of the famous Hrabal adaptations by Jiří Menzel, which after being filmed in 1969 ended up in the vault for twenty years, to be awarded the main prize at the Berlinale in 1990 – the Golden Bear.

Skřivánci na niti
Czechoslovakia 1969
  • English
90 min.
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Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect „bourgeois elements“, a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.

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Credits
Director: Jiří Menzel
Based on: Bohumil Hrabal
Screenplay: Bohumil Hrabal, Jiří Menzel
Cinematography: Jaromír Šofr
Music: Jiří Šust
Sound: Jiří Pavlík
Editing: Jiřina Lukešová
Production Design: Oldřich Bosák
Producer: Karel Kochman
Costumes: Dagmar Krausová
Cast: Rudolf Hrušínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Václav Neckář, Jitka Zelenohorská, Jaroslav Satoranský, Vladimír Šmeral, Ferdinand Krůta
Awards

Berlin International Film Festival

1990 – Jiří Menzel (Golden Berlin Bear)

Berlin International Film Festival

1990 – Jiří Menzel (FIPRESCI Prize - Honorable Mention)

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