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A CATFISH SUMMER

by Michal Krajňák

synopsis

Jarda Kuchar, a small-time hustler, rents out his apartment every summer only to escape to a remote lake in the middle of nowhere. For three months each year he is the big-city-weary hotshot in a former holiday resort, especially for a local villager named Kamil Hospes, with whom Jarda runs the picturesque pub Tropicana. The regulars consist of a pair of odd-ball brothers, Jirka and Peter, and a caretaker of the local transformer station, Pepa Vrtilek. However, this season will be different: a local legend (a monster of a catfish called Lojza) has appeared! And ever opportunity-oriented Jarda sees a chance to improve his income.

international title: A Catfish Summer
original title: Poslední plavky
country: Czech Republic
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Michal Krajňák
film run: 90'
release date: CZ 08/11/2007
screenplay: Viktor Csudai, Michal Krajňák, Viktor Taus
cast: Petr Čtvrtníček, Rudolf Hrušínský ml., Jirí Lábus, Josef Polášek
cinematography by: Martin Matiášek
film editing: Viktor Csudai
producer: Viktor Taus, Michal Sabrsula, Petr Chajda
production: Fog’n’Desire Films
distributor: Bioscop
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