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Larks on a String

  • Czech Republic / 1968 / 96 min / Colour
  • Original Title : Skrivanci na niti
  • Director : Jiri Menzel


Love can be found anywhere, even in a communist labour camp.A motley crew of workers discover solidarity after two young people fall for each other and decide to marry. Even the most stoic guards in this constricted environment find the romantic duo irresistible. As the participants make preparations for a wedding and an on-site honeymoon, the secret police lurk in the background.The hopeful inmates, however, are determined not to compromise their individuality or their humanity.This 1968  film was banned for 23 years - until the collapse of communism in Europe.

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