Pearls of the Deep
Pearls of the Deep (1966)

Five directors team up for this drama that strings the stories together in one 105-minute Czech feature. "Mr. Baltazar's Death" is directed by Jiri Menzel. Jan Nemec directs "The Imposters" in which two elderly men… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 7, 1966
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Generally anarchist and scaldingly farcical, the films look totalitarian life square in the eye, but they're also living testaments to the era's lovable, grungy Euro-slacker esprit.

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Penelope Houston
The Spectator

Two episodes (Jiri Menzel's, about an eccentric and ageing quartet watching a motor-cycle race, and Jan Nemec's, about two old men in hospital and the lies they tell each other) are fascinating.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Usually omnibus films are uneven affairs, but "Pearls of the Deep" is a gem of a sampler of 1960's Czech filmmaking.

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Greg S
An anthology of adaptations of the short stories of Bohumil Hrabal by the young directors of the Czech New Wave. Suffers from the unevenness inherent in all… More