Dým bramborové nate / Smoke on the Potato Fields (1977)
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Audio: Czech | AC3 2 Ch 224 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Director: Frantisek Vlácil
In this 1976 character study by Czech director Frantisek Vlacil, a stout middle-aged physician whose marriage has come apart (Rudolf Hrusinsky) establishes a practice in a small town. Gradually he's drawn into the lives of his patients—a childless couple, a pregnant girl with a stern mother, the son of a duck farmer—and each relationship reveals a bit more about him and the idyllic but insular community. Vlacil is hardly known for his light touch, but the film's austere look and elegiac chamber music, at times Bressonian in their severity, convey the doctor's quest for fulfillment and peace of mind. Hrusinsky, who was blacklisted in Czechoslovakia for his anticommunist stance, ennobles his role by underplaying it.