Tearful Eyes

Zdeněk Míka, 1983



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

film_production_year 1983
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres comedy
film_form feature
film_duration 77 min
film_director Zdeněk Míka
film_cast Stella Zázvorková, Vlastimil Brodský, Dagmar Veškrnová, Svatopluk Skopal, Jan Schánilec, Alena Procházková
film_director_of_photography Jiří Stöhr
film_screenplay Jan Jílek
film_film_editor Ivana Kačírková
film_production_designer Oldřich Bosák
film_music_composed_by Felix Slováček
film_sound_designer František Fabián