Title: Happy End AKA: - Year: 1967 Original title: Stastny konec Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes Country: Czechoslovakia Language: Czech Subtitles: English (.srt) Genre: Comedy
Director: Oldrich Lipský
Vladimír Mensík ... Butcher Bedrich Frydrych Jaroslava Obermaierová ... Julie Josef Abrhám ... Ptacek Bohus Záhorský ... Tchán Stella Zázvorková ... Tchyné Jaroslav Stercl ... Strázník Helena Ruzicková ... Cernovláska Josef Hlinomaz ... Komisar Martin Ruzek ... Zalobce Jirí Steimar Bedrich Prokos ... Knéz Mirko Musil ... Dozorce
Plot / Synopsis
In this extremely strange Czech film, the grim story is told in reverse. The film literally runs backwards at the beginning as it depicts Mensik's severed head rolling back onto his body during a beheading. The protagonist is then seen walking back into a prison and out the front door. He then finds a suitcase on the sidewalk and brings it to his house. Opening the case, he begins taking out the body parts of a dead woman and reassembles them into the woman he fell in love with. He takes the woman to an oceanside resort where he begins thinking that she has been flirting with a man whom he drowns in the sea. He is unhappy, so Mensik unmarries the protesting girl with the aid of a priest. He next throws the woman into a building that is burning and goes off to find another lover.
User Reviews This film will really make you think different. The story is about a husband who kills his wife, but it's not important. The great idea is something else: the WHOLE film was shot backwards. Even the dialogues are spoken backwards. (I guess it was quite hard, because the actors had to speak backwards and then they had to dub themselves. Sounds a bit complicated, doesn't it? =) So the film starts with the execution of the main character and it ends when he is born. This will turn your brain upside down!
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