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An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World

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Language  Czech
Director  Juraj Jakubisko
Country  Czech Republic

Release date  13 February 1997 (1997-02-13)

An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World (Czech: Nejasná zpráva o konci světa) is a 1997 Czech film directed by Juraj Jakubisko. It is a symbolic story of ill-fated love set in central Europe.

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Synopsis

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A magical and realistic vision of an unbalanced world takes place in a village in the mountains at the end of the world - at an unknown time. The village in a picturesque setting is a metaphor for the world and humanity at the rise of the 3rd millennium. During the 25 years when the story takes place, we can see change over several generations and various symbols of different civilizations, church and culture. The main motif of the film is the love between Verona and Goran. Their passionate relationship is so different from any other and so they have to be punished in the name of so-called morality and equality. By following them, the village people are trying to hide their transgressions against nature and themselves. Patriarchal rituals are in conflict with a civilization without God and equality. Nature punishes them with earthquakes. The houses of all the guilty people are destroyed. Wolves are a symbol of danger.

Cast

  • Deana Horváthová - Verona
  • Milan Bahúl - Goran
  • Joachim Kemmer - Madina
  • Klára Issová - Veronika
  • Jana Švandová - Marlyn
  • Jirí Krytinár - Juzek
  • Vladimír Javorský - Semek
  • Pavel Landovský - Rychtar, the magistrate
  • Peter Simun - The Barber
  • Yvetta Kornová - Margot
  • Sandra Pogodová - Fagot
  • Lucie Vondrácková - Lucie
  • Vladimir Sadilek - Pop
  • Matěj Hádek - Michal
  • Director about the movie

    “Apart from Nostradamus and the visions of the future you can hear my own worries about mankind in this absurdity. There are hidden parts in every single person and when they wake up it's hatred and violence that accompany people from the birth. The prayer of my actors at the end is also my prayer. I only hope that recognition and humility won't come after the tragedy as Nostradamus said. Somewhere in death there is something hidden that keeps my curiosity alive, perhaps human energy, God, faith in accordance with modern thinking and fear about man's future.”

    Awards

  • Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival 1998
    • Prize for visual contribution in cinematography
  • San Diego Film Festival 1998
    • Prize for the Best Director
  • Special prize for direction awarded by Slovak Literary fund 1998
    • Prize for the Best Director
  • Montreal World Film Festival 1997
    • Prize for the Greatest Artistic Contribution and Cinematography of the year
  • Czech Lion awards 1997
    • Prize for the Best actress supporting role
    • Prize for The Best music
    • Prize for the Best film editing
    • Prize for the Best sound
  • Pescara Golden Dolphin 1997
    • Prize for the Best Director
  • The film was shown at more than 60 international film festivals

    References

    An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World Wikipedia


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