Larks on a String

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Larks on a String
Larks on a String.jpg
Directed by Jiří Menzel
Written by Jiří Menzel, based on the novel by Bohumil Hrabal
Music by Jiří Šust
Cinematography Jaromír Šofr
Distributed by IFEX (US theatrical)
Release date
1990 (Czech Republic)
13 February 1991 (New York City only)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Czechoslovakia
Language Czech

Larks on a String (Czech: Skřivánci na niti) is a 1969 Czech film directed by Jiří Menzel. The film was banned by the Czechoslovak government. It saw release in 1990 after the fall of the Communist regime. It tells the stories of various characters considered bourgeois by Czechoslovakia's communist government in the 1950s, who have been forced to work in a junkyard for the purposes of re-education. It won the Golden Bear at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]



  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1990 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2011-03-20. 

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