The Czech New Wave's most honored director, Jiri Menzel offers up a charming comedy set in a sleepy, second-class resort at the turn of the century. Three middle-aged friends--a priest, a major, and a pool attendant--meet, drink, and contemplate the problems of getting older. Their routine is disrupted by the arrival of an acrobat and his attractive blonde assistant, Anna. Each of the men flirt with or try to charm the young Anna, only to be humiliated, while the pool attendant's wife falls for the acrobat. A whimsical comedy with a dash of dark humor, Capricious Summer exhibits the deft touch of the Academy Award winning filmmaker who led the daring inventive film movement of the late 60s known as Czech New Wave. Beloved Czech actor Rudolf Hrusinsky heads a smart cast, which also features director Menzel himself as the charming acrobat.