The Ride

Synopsis: Two guys bought a car and travelled through the country untill they met a lonely girl on the road. So they begin to travel together having so much fun. And there is another guy who has a better car and who is looking for the girl because he is her lover, he is her first one. What is going on inside of this girl? Nobody knows, until the end.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jan Sverák
  4 wins & 5 nominations.
90 min

- What's it guzzle?|- About twenty litres. Roughly.

Cheap to run. Good car.

Does it run on gas or diesel?

Depends on what|you teach it to use.

Not bad, eh?

I can give you a good price.|What's your offer?

We haven't got much.

How much?


- Eight what?|- Thousand.

Eight thousand crowns?

Let's look there, then.

Take a good look at this one.|It's a Pontiac.

This is what the one over|there could look like.

When you put it together.

Eight thousand crowns. A '93|model, ABS, air conditioning.

- Where's the engine?|- In the shed.

But it's registered|and has number plates.

But we want to drive it tomorrow.

Well guys, you should have|put more away. Sorry.

We've fucked!

Is there anything here that|we could drive away?

This Kadet's not too bad.

They can all run. Back there we've|engines, wheels... no problem.

Just needs a simple fix-up.

- But we want to hit the road now.|- Let's take a look over there.

- But none of them are registered.|- Let me worry about the papers.

Plates too.|I like you guys, you go far.

I'm going to give you choice.|French plates.

Just say "Bonjour ". Works a treat|to the cops if they stop you...

They're stupid.|They'll let you go.

German doesn't work anymore.|"Guten Tag " they know...

- So, French plates are better.|- I won't be driving it...

Doesn't matter who's driving.|It's just a better cover.

- So how much?|- How much d'you have?

- Eight thousand.|- Eight?

You're kidding me. I should chuck|this in and do charity work.

So it's a deal?


/We'll find a place

/where the smoking's good.

/Where the hot sun

/doesn't sting the drinks.

/Where the wind spreads|/bits of bird shit

/all around us and says

/We've got to try|/what tastes the best

/and calmly wait|/till someone comes.

/Someone who knows|/that we're sitting here,

/and who will say "hi, boys".

/I've got one long arm.

/One long arm for you.

/Come sit with us

/we'll listen to you.

/We'll think on what

/we've got to do.

/Give us your hand

/and you'll relax...

/on that spot|/where one feels blue.


The main roads are|for cops and criminals.

The side roads are for us.

Haven't we been here before?

The Prague Health Dept.|issued a warning...

...about the poor quality|of water in swimming pools.

This is due|to people peeing in the water.

And, quote:
"Everyone's peeing ",|say City health officials.

It says that a shrew

is around one and a half times|the length of a credit card.

That's a progress.

We used to use match boxes

to compare the scale of things.

God for instance.

Let's check this scale.

- So what's the verdict?|- God is great!

Let's plug ourselves|into the world.

A Roumanian girl would be ideal.

- What for?|- We could share her both.

- They're good, eh?|- No, but if she didn't like it,

she couldn't complain,|nobody would understand her.

And we could say that we|thought she wanted to, right?

Or a Hungarian. For sure.

- Aren't they all ugly?|- We can't be too choosy.

Or we can pick up a real|beauty, have her in the woods...

But then we'd have to bury her.

We got a shovel.

A tropical heat wave has|paralyzed traffic in the capital.

Traffic on most major routes|is gridlocked and not moving.

Seems as if it never will.

Good afternoon.

- C'mon. We'll give you a ride.|- Oh no, boys, it's not worth it.

- I live here in this village.|- C'mon. Here.

But it's really not worth it.

- Your rake...|- See, with my rake.

Such a nice car.|I'll only scratch it up.

You'll sit up front...

- Here we go.|- Where are coming from?

Oh, the fields.|Working, you know. Raking hay.

- You still rake hay?|- Sure.

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