Seclusion Near a Forest

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Seclusion Near a Forest
Directed by Jiří Menzel
Written by Ladislav Smoljak
Zdeněk Svěrák
Starring Josef Kemr
Zdeněk Svěrák
Daniela Kolářová
Marie Hradilková
Martin Hradilek
Ladislav Smoljak
Naďa Urbánková
Jan Tříska
Václav Trégl
Míla Myslíková
Vlastimil Brodský
Jaroslav Weigel
Music by Jiří Šust
Cinematography Jaromír Šofr
Release dates 1 September 1976
Running time 95 minutes
Country Czechoslovakia
Language Czech

Seclusion Near a Forest (Czech: Na samotě u lesa) is a 1976 Czechoslovak comedy film directed by Jiří Menzel. Filming took place near Radešice (the summerhouse scenes) and in Svatý Jan (the funeral and the bar fight).

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An ordinary Prague family, the Lavička's, yearns to have a house in the countryside. They make a deal with the charismatic old Mr Komárek (Josef Kemr) that they will rent part of his summerhouse and that he will live there until spring, and then move to his son in Slovakia and sell the house to them. As time goes by, however, he does not appear to be preparing for his leave, and while Věra Lavičková tries to get her husband, Oldřich, to remind Mr Komárek about their deal, Oldřich is not up to it and is instead making friends with the good-natured old man.

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