“’Jessie’ is sweet and witty, light and effortless as a dream – another unique contribution from the Czech New Wave.” – David Austin, CINEMA STRIKES BACK.COM
Special Mention, Locarno International Film Festival
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In this trippy but charming comedy, a well-respected scientist creates a formula that can remove elements from dreams. But, what she doesn’t know is that these dream images can manifest themselves in the real world. When she injects her husband with the formula, his dreams of Jessie—the blonde, voluptuous heroine of the comic strip “Who Wants to Kill Jessie?”—come crashing into their lives. Following closely behind are the two men chasing her—a muscle-bound superhero and a gun-toting cowboy. The trio not only causes serious damage around Prague, but they still talk in comic-strip word balloons, which get in everyone’s way!
WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE? mixes up Sixties pop culture with the anarchic spirit of Czech New Wave classics such as DAISIES and LEMONADE JOE to create a hilarious comic Molotov cocktail!
Czech Republic/1966/Black & White/Widescreen/80 mins/ In Czech with English subtitles.
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WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE? Kdo chce zabit Jessii? Directed by Vaclav Vorlicek. Written by Vaclav Vorlicek and Milos Macourek. Cinematography by Jan Nemec. Edited byb Jan Chaloupek and Jaromir Janacek. Original music by Svatopluk Havelka. Drawings by Karel Saudek. Produced for Ceskoslovensky Filmexport.
- NTSC Region 1
- Czech with English subtitles
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