"For 35 years I've been a book crusher. This is my love story..."

− Hanta

"This book is written by perhaps the most graceful, comic writer in Central Europe. Hrabal manages to write novels as if they were poems and as if you had to tell the story during an evening in a bar, to people who want to get happier as the evening goes on, even though the story grows sadder."

− Michael Silverblatt

"One of the twenty books that has shaped literature in the twentieth century."

− Susan Sontag

A new feature film based on the beloved novella by Bohumil Hrabal.

With Paul Giamatti as the voice of Hanta.