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Lea (1996)

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51-year-old Herbert Strehlow, a furniture restorer, falls in love with 21-year-old Lea, who has not spoken a word since childhood when her father killed her mother. She bears a striking ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenka Vlasáková ...
Lea
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Strehlow
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Wanda
Miroslav Donutil ...
Gregor Palty
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Block
Gerd Lohmeyer ...
Postmaster
Tereza Vetrovská ...
Young Lea
Ivan Gogál ...
Father of Lea (as Ivo Gogál)
Klára Jirsáková ...
Mother of Lea
Oliver Stritzel ...
Doctor
Herman Van Ulzen ...
Administrator
Zuzana Krónerová ...
Beata Paltyova
Sona Valentová ...
Doctor
Mojmír Kucera ...
Jakub
Ján Melkovic ...
Station-master
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51-year-old Herbert Strehlow, a furniture restorer, falls in love with 21-year-old Lea, who has not spoken a word since childhood when her father killed her mother. She bears a striking resemblance to Herbert's dead wife. They get married, but their relationship seems doomed, until gradually each one manages to penetrate the mysterious world of the other, and they begin to realize that they are bound by a kind of spiritual relationship. For Lea it is the death of her mother, for Herbert it is the death of his first wife. His hard exterior slowly beings to thaw, and he starts to show feelings and responses that soften Lea's initial hatred and fear of him, and which put their relationship in a more positive light. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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22 May 1997 (Czech Republic)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$914 (USA) (29 September 2000)

Gross:

$31,071 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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An unexpected love story of unexpected love
19 August 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Like life, Lea neither starts nor ends happily. And as in life, it's what happens in between that defines who we are and who we choose to become.

Lea the film and Lea the character are mesmerizing from first frame to last.

Unblinking in its brutal depiction of despair and the internal struggle for survival, Lea tells the story of two broken people, one who is afraid to talk and one who is afraid to open up, who, brought together through mercenary means, discover a unique method of communication and find in each other healing, hope, and unexpected love.

It is a simple film with a simple story, and simply told, it is simply exquisite.


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