The Icing

  • Directed by Jan Hrebejk
  • Czech Republic, 2014, 77 mins.

This explosive comedy, based on the successful play, takes place one evening in a remote village pub during an Ice Hockey World Championship match. Many things can happen when a kidnapped bride gets drunk with the best friend of the groom and a barmaid and the only one who is able to stop and save everything, is not coming. A laugh-out-loud film proving that what is meant to be your perfect day can sometimes turn into a not-so-perfect tragedy.

Appears in: New Czech Cinema

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Other Films by Jan Hrebejk

The Teacher

In this intelligent and funny meditation on totalitarianism, the arrival of a new teacher at a Bratislava school in 1983 sparks a moral dilemma. As the highest-ranking Communist official in town, Mrs. Drazdeˇchová has power, and she uses it to blackmail her co-workers, students, and their parents for her personal gain. But the tide begins

Honeymoon

A picture-perfect wedding in the Czech countryside takes an unwelcome turn when a black-clad figure crashes the celebration. The mysterious outsider claims to be an old friend of the groom but arrives bearing a gift that threatens to mar the festivities. The third chapter in a loosely constituted trilogy about suppressed guilt—following Kawasaki’s Rose (2009) and