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This week's premieres


The Jacket (Zvieracia kazajka) - Thriller by John Maybury. Adrien Brody plays Jack, a Gulf War veteran committed to a mental institution for allegedly killing a police officer. His memories of the event clash with the claims of the mental institution's doctors, who champion a violent sort of rehabilitation. While withstanding torturous therapy, Jack has visions of his past and of a future with Jackie (Keira Knightley), a grown-up version of a young girl he tried to save during the police standoff.


Coffee and Cigarettes (Káva a cigarety) - Comedy by Jim Jarmusch. American cult filmmaker Jarmusch puts together a series of vignettes surrounding two of our favourite vices. Featuring little more than conversations, coffee drinking, and cigarette smoking, the film is intermittently fascinating and boring. Alfred Molina, Steve Coogan, and Cate Blanchett fare best among a cast that also includes Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, and a number of other actors and musicians.

Top stories

Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Former education minister Peter Plavčan and PM Robert Fico on July 24.

First Slovak woman crossed the English Channel

Before her, only six Slovak men had managed to complete the difficult swim.

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan