Somewhere near the border, deep in the Czech countryside. A rundown bar
is the meeting-place for a few guys, who have seen better days themselves.
They meet to watch the World Ice Hockey Championship – Czechoslovakia’s
national sport – on an old black-and-white television-set. Karel,
the owner of the long-bankrupt bar, still believes in his business and
the love of his wife Zdena – but she already has her eye on the
elegant and vain bus-driver Milan. Neurotic Pavel from Prague can, when
drunk, tell the winner of the next match. Josef is a descendant of the
Gypsies – at least, that’s what the others, who make jokes
about him, believe. These men put all their hope in the Czech team –
and anybody who applauds a good move by the Canadians is not a real Czech,
at least in their eyes.
Caligari: 10.04. / 8 p.m.