Tearful Eyes

Zdeněk Míka, 1983

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An elderly lady known as “Mrs. Irena”takes advantage of prospective buyers of her magnificent Art Nouveau villa. The advertisements she places in the newspapers from time to time are a ruse which the cunning grande dame uses to draw people in to maintain the house and attend to her own rather demanding personal needs… For his social satire, Zdeněk Mika, director of Tchán (Father-in-Law, 1979) and Ten svetr si nesvlíkej (Don’t Take This Pullover Off!, 1980), put to good use a plot about a calculating woman, her extended family members, who start preparing to battle for the chance to live in the elegant house, and a thieving greengrocer. Though a morality tale, the sly heroine (portrayed by Stella Zázvorková) ends up with more than just the eponymous “tearful eyes” of the title. This is a light-hearted film that benefits from strong performances by other popular actors – such as Vlastimil Brodský, Dagmar Veškrnová and Marie Rosůlková.
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About a film

Production year 1983
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy
Form feature
Duration 77 min
Director Zdeněk Míka
Cast Stella Zázvorková, Vlastimil Brodský, Dagmar Veškrnová, Svatopluk Skopal, Jan Schánilec, Alena Procházková
Director of photography Jiří Stöhr
Screenplay Jan Jílek
Editor Ivana Kačírková
Production designer Oldřich Bosák
Music Felix Slováček
Sound designer František Fabián