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Something Different (1963)

O necem jiném (original title)
Two stories are simultaneously told. One dutiful mother progressively becomes a frustrated woman who is the only one assuming the family responsibilities of working at home and looking ... See full summary »

Director:

Vera Chytilová

Writer:

Vera Chytilová
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eva Bosáková Eva Bosáková ... gymnastka Eva
Vera Uzelacová Vera Uzelacová ... Vera
Josef Langmiler ... Josef - Verin manzel
Jirí Kodet ... Jirka - Verin milenec
Milivoj Uzelac Jr. Milivoj Uzelac Jr. ... Mylda
Miroslava Matlochová Miroslava Matlochová ... Trenerka
Lubos Ogoun Lubos Ogoun ... baletní mistr - Evin trener
Vladimir Bosak Vladimir Bosak ... dr. Bosák - Evin manzel
Dagmar Cejnkova Dagmar Cejnkova ... Dada - Verina pritelkyne (as Dagmar Cejnková)
Jirí Cejnek Jirí Cejnek ... Dadin manzel
Oldrich Cervinka Oldrich Cervinka ... Novinár
Rudolf Kyznar Rudolf Kyznar ... Klavírista
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonín Bahenský Antonín Bahenský ... Fotoreportér
Vera Cáslavská Vera Cáslavská ... Gymnastka
Frantisek Filipovský
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Storyline

Two stories are simultaneously told. One dutiful mother progressively becomes a frustrated woman who is the only one assuming the family responsibilities of working at home and looking after her only son, whereas her husband works all day, does not appreciate his wife's efforts and the only thing he does by the time he gets home is to read the newspaper and watch soccer matches. On the other hand, a female gymnast prepares for her last competition before her career retirement, but faces pressure from her trainer and a lack of motivation to keep going. The film depicts frustration on both sides, and parallels two worlds dominated by men, where women do not receive any recognition, and in case they do, it is momentary. Written by Edgar Cochran

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

20 December 1963 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Algo Diferente See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of the first films of the Czech New Wave. See more »

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Chytilová delivers from the get-go
30 November 2019 | by artur-artborgSee all my reviews

While "O nécem jiném" may not be quite as mind-bending as Chytilová's later fare ("Sedmikrásky" remains one of my all-time favourite films), this - her debut feature - already features some of the trademarks that marks her as one of - if not the - greatest of Czechoslovakian filmmakers. Beautifully mixing between fiction and documentary, with drama and humor and some truly unique shoot compositions and editing, Chytilová shows from the very get-go just how talented she was.


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