Film (1966; vt The End of August at the Hotel Ozone). Československý armadní film. Directed by Jan Schmidt. Written by Pavel Juráček. Cast includes Ondrej Jariabek, Beta Poničanová, Magda Seidlerová and Hana Vítkova. 87 minutes. Black and white.
This Czech film is set in a desolate Post-Holocaust landscape fifteen years after a nuclear World War Three. A band of brutalized women survivors live primitively (in what looks to Western eyes like an art-film version of an exploitation movie), not really understanding the occasional remnants they come across of the old world. One such survival is a deserted hotel; another is its proprietor, who alas for him is too old to be of any use to them. The film's bleakness is monotonous. [PN]
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