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Cinema

Czechoslovakia, 1961 (MIFF 1964)

Director: Josef Pinkava

A charming film, the action of which takes place in a village to which a mobile cinema has come; it is in fact a mobile dental surgery — the dentist rewards the children by showing them a film.

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