Birds, Orphans and Fools

Synopsis: After the Prague Spring of 1968 leaves Yorick, Martha and Ondrej orphaned, the trio of young characters find shelter in a bombed church and construct a surrealistically anarchic existence based on a philosophy of denial of life circumstances and careless playfulness with the purpose of pretending they enjoy the peace and freedom they do not have. Each character undergoes a personal growth process after Yorick and Ondrej competitively seek to develop a relationship with Martha, which escalates to unforeseen consequences.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
78 min


Watch the camera!

The heroes?

They're cowards.

What's the matter?


You look as if you didn't like the world



Stop! Look!

Look at that house! Stop!

Happiness is a white house.

Can I confide in you?


You'll be tired of the world too

when you come home...

Go ahead, I'm listening.

Well, yesterday I had a fight

with a girl...


She stuck to me and

I couldn't get her into the wardrobe.

I kept telling her to leave,

that my friend is coming

and that he'd beat me up.

But she wouldn't.

Look what she did.

It's not painted.

Wake up! What's the matter with you?

She's ill. You should

heat this place up.

Sure. Heat the place up.

And where's the wood?

Hey, give me some money.

You've got some now.

They paid you for the pictures.

I will, but after you send her away.

You won't send me to work, will you?

I told you, after you throw her out.

I don't want to.

Leave me alone!

You know I don't like it

when I'm dirty!

What are you doing?

Leave me alone!

I'll wash your back.

Go away!

You are nice.


There's one thing I don't like

about you. What's that?

You should get your hair cut.

Well... Ouch!

Look... Lazarus...

Blue and cold...

Holy as Death...

Blue as Death...

Forget it.

What don't you like about her?

What? She's filthy. It makes me sick

to look at her.

When she's healthy again, you'll throw

her out. Is that clear?

She's not even a woman.

I got used to your women.

But this one...

This one?

You know I hate these people!

What people?

Don't pretend you didn't notice.

She's Jewish.


Jewish! Filthy! Dirty!


Jewish girls are beautiful...


Yes... Yes...

Especially this one!

Yeah, well, kiss my ass!

She looks like Death. I hate her!

Listen! I hate her! Hate her!

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Juraj Jakubisko

Juraj Jakubisko (born 30 April 1938, Kojšov, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)) is a Slovak film director. He has directed 15 feature films, between 1967 and 2008. He often takes the dual role of cinematographer, and is often also credited as a screenplay writer as he usually co-writes or writes the scripts of his movies. In 2000 he was named Best Slovak Director of the 20th century by film critics and journalists. His work is often described as magical realism. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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