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Credited cast:
Petr Cepek ...
Viktor Chotovický
Emma Cerná ...
Adelheid Heidenmannová
Jan Vostrcil ...
Sergeant Hejna
Jana Krupicková ...
Girl
Pavel Landovský ...
Guardsman Jindra
Lubomír Tlalka ...
Guardsman Karel
Milos Willig ...
Staff captain
Karel Hábl ...
Guardian
Zdenek Mátl ...
Hansgeorg Heidenmann
Alzbeta Frejková ...
Old german women
Josef Nemecek ...
Slovakian
Karel Belohradský ...
Guardsman
Vlasta Petriková ...
Women
Bohumil Vávra ...
Vicar (scenes deleted)
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Josef Somr ...
Guardsman Karel (voice)
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In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to confront the stress between his love and his conscience when he discovers her sheltering her German-soldier brother. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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28 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this three years ago at a festival and I still recall it vividly. The film really lingers. Yes, it's about trust - and it's also about remembering and forgetting. The film really focusses on the dichotomy between "evidence" and what it represents. Evidence is seen to fall drastically short of the "truth" - which for Vlacil is something intangible but communicable by film.


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