This enjoyable Czech comedy concerns an aging man named Fanda, retired from the theater, and his sidekick, who refuse to become emeritus vegetables, living corpses. To stay involved in the world they cook up harebrained schemes that dig them deeper into trouble. By contrast, Fanda’s wife nourishes a petty bourgeois death cult, devoting their pension to saving for a respectable funeral and burial plot. Their spoiled rich son wants to take over his parents’ apartment to house his harem. The movie features several Czech notable contemporary actors and the plot reflects contemporary life in the Czech Republic. The Czech title “Babi Leto” should be correctly translated into American English as “Indian Summer” .
Feb 22, 2011