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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)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$914 (USA) (29 September 2000)

Gross:

$31,071 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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Each moment of the film exposes humanity to it's own existential romance...
3 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Ivan Fila torments you into an oblivion of thoughts when you first watch Léa. What was avid of torment and nostalgia slowly evolves into meaningful bliss taking place in a reality where the exploration of one's self is a battle that can last a lifetime. In each second of the movie, you hear Léa speak inside her eyes when the colors of her mentality meet the mnemonic eyes of Strehlow. The movie propels you into one's view of the liberation of emotions by the means of artistic release, constantly gripping you into it's excruciation. Are you imprisoned by the past? The movie explores that theme without cynicism and without the actual clichés of current cinematographic creations. Each moment of the film exposes humanity to it's own existential romance in a way which will fascinate the viewer. Léa is a tormenting character, she will take whoever watches into her individuality, and let you share her freedom while being a prisoner of herself and others. A prisoner in whom you do not find speech, but liberation inside other means of expressions. Is love found by the means of words? Another question that elaborates the concept of romance. Lea should be seen, so that you see and feel a story, in which realities collide to form a union that separates the usual cliché from a new meaningful subsistence. The journey that is life, never ceases to continue in Lea: each must learn from hers or his own past to shine into the beauty of existence...


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