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Kristove roky (1967)

Juraj, a Slovak artist living in Prague, takes stock in his life, realizing that his days pass without purpose. He lives a carefree life. But now he has to choose between two women, between... See full summary »

Director:

Juraj Jakubisko

Writers:

Meir Dohnal, Juraj Jakubisko (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Jirí Sýkora Jirí Sýkora ... Juraj
Jana Stehnová Jana Stehnová ... Jana
Vlado Müller Vlado Müller ... Andrej
Miriam Kantorková Miriam Kantorková ... Marta
Mária Sýkorová Mária Sýkorová ... Granny
Viktor Blaho Viktor Blaho ... Juraj's father
Zdenek Týle Zdenek Týle ... Pelnár
Jirí Stehno Jirí Stehno ... Chaplain
Robert Krásny Robert Krásny ... Marcel
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Juraj, a Slovak artist living in Prague, takes stock in his life, realizing that his days pass without purpose. He lives a carefree life. But now he has to choose between two women, between the city and the country, and between creative work and craftsmanship. He has a passion for art but he also has to make a living. Through his relationships with close people, he grows aware of his position and this knowledge helps him to live a more fulfilling and better life.

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Josef Abrhám turned down the part of Juraj, eventually played by Jirí Sýkora See more »

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An aimless artist looks for direction in his life.
9 November 2018 | by pscamp01See all my reviews

Crucial Years is the debut film of director Juraj Jakubisko, who was voted by his countrymen in 2000 as the best Slovak director of the 20th century. Crucial Years is the story of Juraj, an aimless painter who spends most of his time drinking, womanizing and borrowing money from acquaintances. The movie is pretty much plotless as it follows Juraj as he goofs around with family members and friends. The movie more or less centers around a key day in his life when he meets Jana, a fellow artist, and his brother Andrej, who has been dumped by his wife, drops into town for a visit. The movie seems heavily influenced by Breathless. A lot of it was shot on the street around unsuspecting passerbys and there a lot of scenes where the two lead actors appear to be improvising. It's a diverting movie, if not exactly essential viewing.


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech | Slovak

Release Date:

13 October 1967 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

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Crucial Years See more »

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Kojsov, Slovakia See more »

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