Pearls of the Deep

A manifesto of sorts for the Czech New Wave, this five-part anthology shows off the breadth of expression and the versatility of the movement’s directors. Based on stories by the legendary writer Bohumil Hrabal, the shorts range from the surreally chilling to the caustically observant to the casually romantic, but all have a cutting, wily view of the world.

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Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Pearls of the Czech New Wave

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Pearls of the Deep
Cast
Pavla Marsálková
Mother (“Mr. Baltazar’s Death”)
Ferdinand Krůta
Father (“Mr. Baltazar’s Death”)
Alois Vachek
Cripple (“Mr. Baltazar’s Death”)
Milos Cirnácty
Singer (“The Impostors”)
František Havel
Journalist (“The Impostors”)
Josef Hejl
Barber (“The Impostors”)
Jan Vašák
Undertaker (“The Impostors”)
Josefa Pechlátová
Mother (“The House of Joy”)
Václav Zák
Painter (“The House of Joy”)
Ivan Vyskocil
Agent (“The House of Joy”) and Gaston Košilka (“Romance”)
Antonin Pokorny
Agent (“The House of Joy”)
Vera Mrázková
Bride (“The Restaurant the World”)
Vladimír Boudník
Artist (“The Restaurant the World”)
Alzběta Laštovková
Bartender (“The Restaurant the World”)
Dana Valtová
Margitka (“Romance”)
Karel Jerábek
Guard (“Romance”)
Credits
Director
Jiří Menzel
Director
Věra Chytilová
Director
Jaromil Jireš
Director
Jan Němec
Director
Evald Schorm
Stories by
Bohumil Hrabal
Screenplay
Bohumil Hrabal
Screenplay
Jiří Menzel
Screenplay
Jan Němec
Screenplay
Evald Schorm
Screenplay
Věra Chytilová
Screenplay
Jaromil Jireš
Assistant director
Kveta Ondráková
Cinematography
Jaroslav Kucera
Editors
Jiřina Lukešová
Editors
Miloslav Hájek
Set designer
Olin Bosák
Music
Jan Klusák
Music
Jiří Šust

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Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave
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