Cover image for Horem pádem Up and down
Title:
Horem pádem Up and down
Author:
H*rebejk, Jan, 1967-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A dysfunctional family, including a college professor, his long-estranged son and the lover they both shared are reunited. Two petty pickpockets attempt to rob a black belt in karate. A dimwitted soccer hooligan's wife buys a baby in a pawnshop. These are just a few of the unconnected strangers who find a common connection.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.

Special features: Making-of 'Up and down' featurette; "Hello America" music video by Dan Barta; international trailer; previews.
Language:
Czech
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for language, sexual content and brief violence.
ISBN:
9781404980174
UPC:
043396109056

043396109049
Format :
DVD

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The often uncomfortable bonds of family intersect with the wary political and social allegiances of the Czech Republic following the collapse of the U.S.S.R. and the end of Soviet occupation in this drama from director Jan Hrebejk and screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky. Goran and Milan (Zdenek Suchy and Jan Budar) are criminals who, while ferrying a truckload of illegal aliens into the Czech Republic, discover that one of their cargo has misplaced a baby; looking to turn a profit wherever they can, they sell the lost child to Lubos and Eman (Marek Daniel and Pavel Liska), two petty thieves who run a black-market adoption agency. Among Lubos and Eman's clients are Miluska and Frantisek (Natasa Burger and Jiri Machacek), a barren and lonely couple who are unable to adopt due to Frantisek's criminal record, which amounts to a bout of drunken foolishness during a soccer game. Meanwhile, Martin Horecky (Petr Forman) is a Czech expatriate living in Australia who comes home for a visit following the death of his father, who abandoned the family before Martin was born. Circumstances prove not to be especially welcoming for Martin; his mother (Emilia Vasaryova), who has become poisoned with race hate, invites two guests for his homecoming dinner, a half-sister he's never met (Kristyna Liska-Bokova) and her mother, who was once Martin's girlfriend (Ingrid Timkova). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi