Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

(Adela Jeste Nevecerela)


Year: 1978
Country: Czechoslovakia
Run Time: 102 minutes


DINNER FOR ADELE is a wild, imaginative spoof of Nick Carter, the turn-of-the-century sleuth of America's early pulp detective novels. This hilarious parody is a blend of fantasy and fiction featuring a bag of tricks including everything from art nouveau antiques to a man-eating plant named - you guessed it - Adele. Carter is summoned from New York to Prague to work on a missing dog case. Along with a suitcase containing a laboratory and an endless supply of weird inventions, he travels with a huge trunk full of disguises and costumes necessary for his search. In a film filled with surprises, Lipsky, a veteran comedy director, utilizes superb period sets and costumes and ingenious mechanical gadgetry. This visually seductive film was shot on location in Prague.

Jiri Brdecka

Barrandov Studios

Jaroslav Kucera

Principal Cast
Michal Docolomansky, Rudolf Hrusinsky, Milos Kopecky, Olga Schoberova, Ladislav Pesek, Nada Konvalinkova

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