Czeski film

Meaning:

Lit. “a Czech movie”, which is used to point that no one understands a certain situation, why something happens and who benefits from it. The expression was actually coined based on a specific movie: “Nikdo nic neví” or “Nobody Knows Anything”, a comedy from 1947 filmed before communists took over of Czechoslovakia. It became popular in Poland in the sixties alongside more recent movies coming from the southern neighbor which sometimes were too avant-garde to be clearly understandable.

The expression is sometimes used to describe a movie with a poor screenplay, in which the plot is unclear, however, this is rare and not justified.

Examples:

To, co się obecnie dzieje w Wiśle Kraków, można śmiało określić jako „czeski film” i to niekoniecznie dlatego, że nowym trenerem „Białej Gwiazdy” został Werner Lička”.

Na Dworcu Głównym po zamknięciu tunelu jak w czeskim filmie: nikt nic nie wie.

Regulację prądu już w miarę opanowałem, ale i tak to dla mnie czeski film :). Spawarka jest wyposażona w palnik TW-25.

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