Capricious Summer

Facets Video   (1967) / Region All
Capricious Summer

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"Beautifully filmed...has been compared to the work of both Renoirs-Jean and Claude." -The New York Times

The Czech New Wave's most honored director, Jiri Menzel (Closely Watched Trains, Larks On A String) offers up a charming comedy set in ay, second-class resort at the turn of the century. Three middle-aged friends - a priest, a major, and a pool attendant - meet, drink, and contemplate the problems of getting older. Their routine is disrupted by the arrival of an acrobat and his attractive blonde assistant, Anna. Each of the men flirt with or try to charm the young Anna, only to be humiliated, while the pool attendant's wife falls for the acrobat.

A whimsical comedy with a dash of dark humor, Capricious Summer exhibits the deft touch of the Academy Award winning filmmaker who led the daring inventive film movement of the late 60s known as Czech New Wave. Beloved Czech actor Rudolf Hrusinsky (The Good Soldier) heads a smart cast, which also features director Menzel himself as the charming acrobat.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Feb 03 2006
  • Production Year 1967
  • Empire SKU 938395
  • UPC Code 736899100025
  • Studio  Facets Video
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


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  • Audio
    Czech Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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