In Cinemas 11.9.08

Vaclav Marhoul's highly anticipated Tobruk opens wide

Reviews by Jason Pirodsky

In a rare occurrence, there are no English-language films opening in Prague this week. If you haven´t seen them, however, two of the year´s best films are still in cinemas: Christopher Nolan´s comic-book masterpiece The Dark Knight and Pixar´s enchanting WALL·E, which is dubbed in most cinemas but can still be found in English at Palace Cinemas Slovanský dům and Villages Cinemas Anděl.

Also: Opening wide this week is Vaclav Marhoul’s highly anticipated Tobruk (Showtimes | IMDb). From the director of the delightful Raymond Chandler send-up Mazaný Filip (Smart Phillip), Tobruk is a World War II drama based on the true story of Czechoslovakian soldiers fighting in the titular Libyan city, which was seized by Axis powers under German Lieutenant-General Erwin Rommel in June of 1942.

While Tobruk is playing only in Czech at most Prague cinemas, you can catch an English-subtitled print at Villages Cinemas Anděl‘s “Gold Class”.

And: Veit Helmer´s Absurdistan (Showtimes | IMDb), which premiered in the Czech Republic at this year´s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The film, a romantic comedy starring Czech actress Kristýna Maléřová, was produced in Russian but screens in Prague in a Czech-dubbed version.

Also of interest: Helena Třeštíková’s documentary René (Showtimes), which follows die-hard criminal and imaginative writer René Plášil as he bounces in and out of prison over 20 years, is screening with English subtitles at Kino Světozor.

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