MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,226 this week

Lea (1996)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 331 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 8 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (poems)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1000 titles
created 08 Aug 2011
 
a list of 581 titles
created 13 Jan 2012
 
a list of 204 titles
created 07 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 143 titles
created 21 Dec 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lea (1996)

Lea (1996) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lea.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenka Vlasáková ...
Lea
...
Strehlow
...
Wanda
Miroslav Donutil ...
Gregor Palty
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

death | fear | dead wife | love | child custody | See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

22 May 1997 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

Lea  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$914 (USA) (29 September 2000)

Gross:

$31,071 (USA) (29 September 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Talk of melancholy and the infinite sadness...
30 March 1999 | by (BloorWest Village) – See all my reviews

I have never seen a sadder movie in my life. This is a tragic story of a very special person who lives the harshest existence film may have ever seen. This story is a genuine poem into itself. It feels like an old story because it is. It reminds us that woman have suffered this kind of abuse for thousands of years and still do today. Take a chance and go see it. There is some happiness in a strange and poetic way.

Bring some tissue and a sweater, this film is cold.

7 bucks out of 8


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
review from Globe and Mail jinxedjacob
Choice of Music leath-87
Discuss Lea (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?