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10 May 2015 16:00

The Lovers of an Old Criminal (An Old Gangster’s Molls)

A crazy slapstick comedy about the factory owner Mr Pardon and his uncle Mr Monday who swap their identities and invent incredible stories to escape marriage and be with their beloveds. Starring one of Alfred Hitchock’s muses Anny Ondra and “the King of Czech Comedians” Vlasta Burian, this silent movie excels for its original slapstick, especially the mélange of invented murders, chases, and doppelgänger scenes. The projection of the reconstructed copy will be accompanied by a live, specially composed score by Czech trio Neuvěřitelno.

Svatopluk Innemann, Czechoslovakia, 1927, 106 min
With Vlasta Burian, Anny Ondra, Jan W.Speerger and Jindrich Plachta

Jan Prochazka– double bass
Andrea Rottin – guitar
Tomas Majtan – drums, mandolin
Using a range of musical instruments and found objects Neuveritelno mixes rock, jazz, swing and blues with various sound effects to complement the film and enhance its atmosphere. 

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Trailer (in Czech only, the film will be screened with English surtitles)



Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS


10 May 2015 16:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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