Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

One Hand Can't Clap

Year: 2003
Country: CZECH REPUBLIC
Run Time: 102 minutes

Hard-luck Stanislav is framed for smuggling endangered eagles across the border from Slovakia. Released from prison after 18 months, he ignores a tramp's advice to seek revenge and instead pays a friendly call to his former boss Zack, a "respectable" businessman running a health-conscious, meatless restaurant and living a palatial house with his eco-correct wife Sandra and two beautiful, if somewhat sheltered children. Stan figures that since he kept his mouth shut and took the fall, Zack will reward him with a considerable sum of money, maybe enough for the ex-con to go traveling, perhaps see Mexico and visit the Mayan pyramids. But Stanislav makes the mistake of first telling Andrew, a former security guard who got fired after Stan tried to help him catch a thief. And folks who are vegetarian can still be carnivores...An absurdist dark comedy, ONE HAND CAN'T CLAP will get a thumb(s) up from viewers looking for a taste of rare bird. (In Czech with English subtitles)

Screenplay
David Ondr?cek, Jir? Mach?cek

Producer
David Ondr?cek

Cinematography
Richard Rericha

Editing
Michal L?nsky

Principal Cast
Jiri Machacek, Ivan Trojan, Marek Taclik, Isabela Bercova, Kristina Lukesova

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