The Czech Center in Bucharest continues Fiction Tuesdays with new films. The thriller comedy „Dinner for Adele”, directed by Oldrich Lipský, will be screened this Tuesday, on March 20, as of 8 p.m.
„Dinner for Adele” is a tasty thriller comedy and also a surrealist movie, shaped around the famous New York detective Nick Carter, who is called in Prague in the 1900s to investigate the disappearance of a dog, more precisely, the Countess Thun’s Great Dane. During the investigation, the American detective is facing a series of mysterious crimes, committed by the diabolic botanist Baron von Kratzmar (alias the „Gardener”) together with his carnivore Adele.
Renowned entertainer Jan Švankmajer is decisivley contributing to the environs of the 1900s through his unusual gadgets and animation inserts in an area reminding of „The Little Shop of Horrors” (1960) by Roger Corman. The chance child between Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Gadget, Nick Carter, becomes the object of the pure cinema pleasure in a classic Czech comedy: a wide surrealist imagination focused to nowhere, but carefully correlated through the elements of the visual culture identity and through the lovely energy.
The film is screened at the Czech Center in Bucharest (11 Ion Ghica street), on March 20, at 8 p.m. Free access, English subtitle and….hot tea in store.
The Romania Journal is supporting the event as media partner.