Episode 342: Happy End (1966)

Guest Co-Hosts: Ben Buckingham, Kat Ellinger

We wrap up the first Czechtember series with a film from director Oldřich Lipský, 1966's Happy End, an experimental comedy (which is as unusual as that sounds) that puts shots in opposite order and runs motion backward from the death of our main character (Vladimír Menšík) while he gives the voice-over account of life from birth. Of course, this provides us with constant ironic juxtapositions.

The film was co-written by Lipský and , the screenwriter behind some of the best comedies out of Czechoslovakia in the '60s and '70s.

Kat Ellinger and Ben Buckingham join Mike to discuss Happy End and other favorite Czech comedies.

Listen/Download Now:

Links:
Buy Happy End on DVD-R
Buy Lemonade Joe on DVD
Buy other Oldrich Lipsky films
Learn more about the Memorial Hall of Lipský Family
Visit the Czech & Slovak Film Festival of Australia website
Visit the official Diabolique magazine website
Order Kat Ellinger's Daughters of Darkness episode
Listen to the Hells Belles podcast

Music:
"I Just Can't Be Happy Today" - The Damned

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9/26/2017

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