The Prague Five
Tomáš Vorl's legendary short story film with actors from non-traditional theatres.
Five short stories. The instructor, doctor Milan Šteindler, CSc. – with his hair smarmed and in a very formal way – introduces five film performances by young avant-garde theatres: the pantomime group Mimoza, the art art theatre Kolotoč, the elocutionary group Vpřed, the ballet unit Křeč and the theatre Sklep. The vase in front of the instructor contains five red carnations which wither one by one. The film guide's condition withers, too, his expression loses continuity and he must keep peeping into his notes. Before introducing the last story, he is noticeably worse for drink and dishevelled and even stutters. As soon as he recalls the 1950s, his eyes fill with tears.More