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A Bagful of Fleas PG rating

Věra Chytilová's 'fictionalised documentary' uses non-actors to portray girls' lives in the cotton mills of Náchod.

Documentary 1962 43 mins

Director: Vera Chytilová

Overview

Described as a 'fictionalised documentary' and 'acted reportage', A Bagful of Fleas uses non-actors to portray girls' lives in the cotton mills of Náchod. Like Věra Chytilová's previous film, Ceiling, its break with both genre and ideology charted a new path for Czechoslovak and Eastern European cinema.