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Juraj Herz

Passage (Pasáz)

Edition 1997
98' - 1996 - Fantasy - Dialogue: Czech
Director: Juraj Herz Composer: Zdenek Merta With: Jacek Borkowski, Malgorzata Kozuchowska, Zora Jandová, Zdenek Maryska, Nadine Spinoza
The usual traffic jam, shrieking ambulance sirens and honking of car horns, a forgotten present for a wife, persistent hard rain. The beginning of another crazy day. Michal Forman leaves his broken-down car standing in the stopped-dead traffic and hides from the rain in an entrance of a passage. A little girl lures him inside. From that moment, Forman is trapped in an enormous labyrinth of shops. Floors and floors of weird people that seem only to resemble those outside. By the end of the day, Forman is exhausted by the whirlpool of 'life' in this burlesque underworld. But there seems to be no way out and he becomes fully absorbed by the passage.

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Credits

Director

Juraj Herz

Composer

Zdenek Merta

With

Jacek Borkowski, Malgorzata Kozuchowska, Zora Jandová, Zdenek Maryska, Nadine Spinoza

Scenario

Christian Rullier, Juraj Herz, Karel Pecka

Director of Photography

Jiri Machane

Editor

Ján Svoboda

Producer

Jan Bilek, Eve Vercel, Robert Nador, Patrick Quinet

Production studios

Etamp Film Production

More information

Dialogue

Czech

Countries of production

Belgium, Czech Republic, France

Screenplay based on

Pasáz (Karel Pecka)

Year

1996

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