Best Woman in My Life

Martin Frič, 1968

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Martin Frič’s last film is a sarcastic comedy about a thief who fails to accomplish a daring bank scam. In an effort to please a demanding new wife, minor Prague pen-pusher Láďa Winter (Jiří Sovák) sets off for a small-town post office, pretending to be a specialist looking for forged banknotes. He intends to make off with those he marks as fake. However, the likeable post office manager (Milena Dvorská) is not someone he could rob in cold blood… This 1968 bare morality play, written by Jaroslav Dietl, presents the usual parade of distinctive characters who fall victim to their own ambition and inability to deal with difficult relationship issues. The actual “best woman” of the film title is the protagonist’s former wife, Jiřina (Jarmila Smejkalová).
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About a film

Production year 1968
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy
Form feature
Duration 84 min
Director Martin Frič
Cast Jiří Sovák, Milena Dvorská, Jarmila Smejkalová, Iva Janžurová, Ivanka Devátá, Čestmír Řanda
Director of photography Jan Roth
Screenplay Jaroslav Dietl, Martin Frič
Editor Jan Kohout
Production designer Jan Zázvorka
Music Dalibor C. Vačkář
Sound designer Emanuel Formánek