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September 26, 2018

Episode 383: Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)

Guest Co-Hosts: Jonathan Owen, Jim Laczkowski

#Czechtember2018 concludes with a look at Václav Vorlícek's Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966). Co-written by Vorlicek and , the film concerns a couple, Ruzenka and and Jindrich Beránek. Ruzenka (Dana Medrická) is a prestigious scientist who has discovered how to manipulate dreams -- though there are some unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Jindrich (Jirí Sovák) makes his own discovery as he reads a comic series about Jessie (Olga Schoberová) and her anti-gravitational gloves, just the thing to help him out at his job.

Jim Laczkowski of the Now Playing Network and Jonathan Owen (Avant-garde to New Wave: Czechoslovak Cinema, Surrealism and the Sixties) join Mike to discuss this wild comedy as well as some of the more serious undertones of the film.

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