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Kdo chce zabít Jessii? AKA Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966) FotW #315

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Kdo chce zabít Jessii? AKA Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966) FotW #315

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Post by Cocoa » January 12th, 2020, 4:12 pm

Film of the Week #315: Kdo chce zabít Jessii? AKA Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)

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"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, productive workers). There's a problem: after an injection of her elixir, dream elements become real. Rose learns this after dosing her husband Henry to stop his dreaming about Jessie, a curvaceous comic-book heroine who has anti-gravitational gloves he needs to study so he can solve a problem at the factory where he's chief engineer: Henry wakes up with Jessie asleep next to him pursued by a cowboy and a super hero. Jealousy consumes Rose. All this plus satire aimed at the Czechoslovak state.

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#453(NEW) Kdo chce zabít Jessii? (1966)
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Directed by: Václav Vorlícek
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Post by flavo5000 » January 15th, 2020, 2:57 pm

Hey, I somehow unintentionally watched a film of the week!

I actually liked this one a lot. I'm continually impressed with '60s Czech cinema and how inventive and fun a lot of it is.

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Post by xianjiro » January 17th, 2020, 8:21 am

A bit too silly for my tastes though it does have a rather good message. 6 out of 10

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Post by Cocoa » January 17th, 2020, 5:50 pm

I thought the film was fun. Although I wasn't a fan of the husband & comic woman and wife & comic muscleman relationships, but it didn't bother me enough to negatively impact the film as a whole.

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Post by joachimt » January 17th, 2020, 7:51 pm

I like silly in an original way. Had a lot of fun with this one.
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Post by mjf314 » January 18th, 2020, 12:15 am

Václav Vorlícek is one of my favorite directors, but I don't think this is one of his best movies. My favorites are Three Wishes for Cinderella, The Girl on the Broomstick, and How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer. I also like the TV series Arabela.

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Post by xianjiro » January 18th, 2020, 4:22 am

Thought this might be more of crowd pleaser. ;) Glad people are enjoying it :D

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