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Daisies (1966)

Sedmikrásky (original title)
Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

Director:

Vera Chytilová

Writers:

Vera Chytilová (story), Vera Chytilová (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jitka Cerhová Jitka Cerhová ... Marie I
Ivana Karbanová Ivana Karbanová ... Marie II
Julius Albert Julius Albert ... Starsí sveták
Jan Klusák ... Mladý sveták
Marie Cesková Marie Cesková ... Zena na toaletách
Jirina Myskova Jirina Myskova ... Toaletárka
Marcela Brezinová Marcela Brezinová ... Toaletárka
Oldrich Hora Oldrich Hora ... Sveták (as Dr. Oldrich Hora)
Václav Chochola Václav Chochola
Josef Konícek Josef Konícek ... Tanecník ve vinárne
Jaromír Vomácka Jaromír Vomácka ... Veselý pán
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jirina Cesková Jirina Cesková
Ester Krumbachová Ester Krumbachová
Jaroslav Kucera Jaroslav Kucera
Jarosmir Kuvacha Jarosmir Kuvacha
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Storyline

Two teenage girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap feminist farce was immediately banned by the government. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Upsa-daisy .. downs-a-daisy ... turned-ons-a-daisy

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

30 December 1966 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Daisies See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,576, 8 July 2012

Gross USA:

$13,692

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,692
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Marie II: That's what I don't understand. Why does one say "I love you"? Do you understand? Why can't one say, for example, "egg"?
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Connections

Referenced in Golden Sixties: Otakar Vávra (2009) See more »

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Plaisir d'amour
Composed by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini
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Pure Dada Jouissance Galore
7 April 1999 | by dziga-3See all my reviews

For its renewal of the spirit of DADA, for its sixties potlatch, for its fine excess, for its playful modernist montage, this is certainly the most formally revolutionary of all the Czech New Wave films I have seen. It escapes and transcends the heavy moral dissidence of the other great Prague Spring directors, and even manages to transcend its time and place. An authentic work of creative genius, its 'high spirits' belong to another world, a world which subverts the grip of everyday totalitarianism, and, as DADA updated, topples the philistines left and right.


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