Jan Němec

A Report on the Party and Guests

A Report on the Party and Guests

In Jan Němec’s surreal fable, a picnic is rudely transformed into a lesson in political hierarchy when a handful of mysterious authority figures show up. This allegory about oppression and conformity was banned in its home country but became an international success after it premiered at the New York Film Festival.

Film Info

  • Jan Němec
  • Czechoslovakia
  • 1966
  • 70 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Czech

Available In

Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Pearls of the Czech New Wave

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$55.96

A Report on the Party and Guests
Cast
Ivan Vyskocil
Host
Jan Klusák
Rudolf
Jirí Němec
Josef
Pavel Bošek
Frantisek
Karel Mareš
Karel
Evald Schorm
Husband
Zdena Skvorecká
Eva
Helena Pejšková
Marta
Jana Pracharová
Lady
Credits
Director
Jan Němec
Story
Ester Krumbachová
Screenplay
Ester Krumbachová
Screenplay
Jan Němec
Cinematography
Jaromír Šofr
Art director
Oldřich Bosák
Editor
Miloslav Hájek
Costumes
Ester Krumbachová
Music
Karel Mareš

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