Rising above an entertaning mosaic of the lives of several inhabitants of the "uprooted" village of Dolni Poustevna on the Šluknov promotory - the Vietnamese girl Denisa, a group of retarded inmates from the local welfare institute or the German brothel-hunting tourist Volker - is the all-pervading shadow of the resettlement forced upon the German population after the war.
Reading Journal II
Reading Journal follows a new generation of authors after 1989 who got a chance to publish after the regime change as well as those who were published and read already before the Velvet Revolution. Radio anchor Jana Klusáková introduces Petr Placák, songwriter Vlasta Třešňák presents Ivan Landsman, Josef Jařab introduces Patrik Ouředník, filmmaker Kristýna Vlachová talks about Jiří Hájíček, musician Zuzana Lapčíková introduces Antonín Bajaja, theater director introduces Jan Trefulka and people from a mountain village in Northwestern Moravia introduce Květa Legátová.
Coal in the Soul
A documentary portrait of two women playing a very personal game with the fate of Horni Jiretin, a town endangered by the coal-mining industry. With their typical mixture of a sensitive approach and irony, the filmmakers present the case under the guidance of the two women; press agent of the mining company and chatelaine/eco-activist. Their personal stories mirror the current danger of total liquidation of Horni Jiretin, a small town that stands in the way of the coalmining process.
Each year, thousands of tuned-up vehicles head to huge events for car tuning enthusiasts held at disused military airports, in camping resorts or parking lots. Here you'll find both old wrecks and expensive gems. Tuner car shows offer countless ways to celebrate car fetish, coarse sex, alcohol and dumb entertainment. What compels so many Czechs, mostly from the countryside, to dedicate hundreds of hours to their cars and to undergo a bumpy car ride across the country in a low rider that clatters over the deep tracks dug in Czech highways?
Ve znamení psa
Czech people are dog lovers. There is one dog for every five Czech citizens. For Czechs dogs are equal members of their families and sometimes even more. Polish writer Malgorzata Rejmer argues that Poles have God and Czechs have dogs. According to her, Czech people have better life.