Two teenagers embark on a quixotic journey in a stolen car across the Czech Republic in Olmo Omerzu’s bittersweet take on the road movie genre.
Dir Olmo Omerzu
Prod Jiří Konečný
Scr Petr Pýcha
With Tomáš Mrvík, Jan František Uher, Eliška Křenková
Mára and Hedus are eventually stopped by the police and, when confronted by the female interrogator (an impressive performance by Lenka Vlasáková), they tell their story through a series of flashbacks, albeit with Mára offering some unorthodox digressions. Non-professional actors Tomáš Mrvík and Jan František Uher bring a genuine sense of adolescent rebellion and vulnerability to their performances, while the picaresque journey leads to a variety of incidents that are both believable and unexpected. Along the way, their discussions run the gamut from the availability of women to the possibility – for Hedus, at least – of joining the French Foreign Legion. Petr Pýcha’s smartly satirical script, balancing humour with wry observations, is the perfect platform for director Omerzu, who won acclaim with his A Night Too Young.