30.09. - 09.10.2021

Empties Czech Republic 2007 | 103 min | OV | Colour | FF 2007

rated for 0 + years
The third part of Jan Sverák's trilogy on human ageing tells the story of retired literature teacher Josef. In an attempt to escape his apartment and his wife Eliska, he finds new friends and acceptance working at a supermarket bottle-bank, while back at home Eliska quietly wonders why he doesn't spend more time with her. A poetic, sad story about the complications of living together as an old couple.
Original title: Vratné lahve
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Czech
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Jan Sverák
Screenplay: Zdenek Sverák
Cast: Zdenek Sverák, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Daniela Kolárová
Producer: Jan Sverák, Eric Abraham
Director of Photography: Vladimír Smutný
Music: Ondrej Soukup
Production Design: Jan Vlasák
Editor: Alois Fišárek
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Kool Filmdistribution
World Sales: Portobello Pictures Ltd., Eardley House, 4 Uxbridge Street, Notting Hill Gate, W8 7SY London, Great Britain, Tel: +44 20 79 08 98 90, Fax: +44 20 79 08 98 99, email:,
Production: Biograf Jan Sverák S.R.O.


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