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R| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Post-Soviet Prague is seen through parallel stories of Czechs who share the same city, and yet are worlds apart. Human traffickers ditch a foreign baby with a working-class couple, who so love their new child that the husband (Jirí Machácek) drops his racist soccer hooligan pals. Meanwhile, middle-class Martin (Petr Forman) returns home years after his now-ailing father wooed and won his girlfriend from him. Since then, the couple has raised a child, Martin's sister -- or maybe his daughter.

Cast: Petr Forman , Emilia Vásáryová , Natasa Burger , Jan Triska , Ingrid Timková , Kristýna Boková , Pavel Liska , Marek Daniel

Director: Jan Hrebejk

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Up and Down (2005)

Release Date: February 25th, 2005|1 hr. 48 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Absurdity and poignancy merge in the carefully observed Czech film Up and Down. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Foreign films can be as enchanting as ever, and perspective-expanding too. The latest proof is Up and Down, a wonderfully funny, giddily intricate Czech comedy. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A bruising, dark comedy. show more

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