NESMLUVENA SETKANI is the story of a group of Czech astronauts (no, seriously) and their Cyborg worker who are assigned to jump from planet to planet in search of suitable living conditions for future inhabitants. Their mission is side tracked one day when they receive a communiqué from Earth requesting that they search and recover a team that went missing 6 years earlier on that same planet. That space craft had crash landed not too far from their current location with a small crew, including a 5-year-old boy: the pilot's son.
They soon find their missing colleagues, dead in the rubble and report back to Earth that all information gathered by the previous crew was lost in the crash. They are given the assignment to carry on with that crew's work before heading to the next planet.
One night, over dinner, a strange person wonders on to the space craft's flight deck. An 11-year-old boy (Petr Ricanek), with nothing but magical branches he uses as weapons, and a dirty, shaggy look comparable to a caveman. Through a series of flashback sequences we see that this boy is the dead pilot's son, and survived the crash with only a few cuts. A storm is brewing outside the ship, and nasty space storm at that! Worried for the boy's safety, the crew's captain (Jan Jacer) heads out to find him.
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5 Feb 2013
This film differs quite refreshingly from most others of this genre, and with scenery that could be found on a planet similar to Earth, the overall atmosphere is agreeable. Made for Czech TV: which might account for its relatively poor visual quality, it is one of those films you never forget. Although the actual plot is somewhat slow and lacking any real substance, it nonetheless keeps you enthralled to the very end. The young boy who plays the part of an orphan stranded on what appears to be a wilderness planet, and now remarkably surviving on nothing at all, plays his part admirably, and one is left wondering if he managed to continue surviving after his astronaut friends had departed, leaving him with nothing but his wits and an android for company.
26 Nov 2010
I did not think the boy being seen "rear and full frontal nude" throughout this film is or should be considered controversial. Another way of saying this is that he appears without clothes. It is essential to the plot. After he is given an adult t-shirt to wear we see less of his body, but as the shirt deteriorates and the space mission retreats, we see more of his body again. Of course, he is a space Mowgli, that is explicitly stated. That's what the film is about, why would it be controversial?
21 Feb 2010
The plot as described above is allright, except for your remark about "Czech astronauts". It is a Czech TV-movie, but it was never mentioned that the astronauts were Czech. Acxtually the movie was made after the Russian scifi book "Malysh"(The Kid) by the authors Boris and Arkadi Strugatski. I am just reading this book, and the exploration team is multinational, not Czech.
For a low budget TV production after a firsat class scifi book this is a tremendous movie.