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A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life ... See full summary »

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Eliska / Hana
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Joza
Jaroslava Adamová ...
Lucka
Miroslav Donutil ...
Priest
Jaroslav Dusek ...
Teacher Tkác
Iva Bittová ...
Zena
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Richard
Jan Hrusínský ...
Slávek
Anna Vertelárová ...
Helenka
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Lipka
Ondrej Koval ...
Michal Kutina
Tatiana Vajdová ...
Anna Kutinová
Frantisek Velecký ...
Old Kutina
Viera Pavlíková ...
Old Kutinová
Juraj Hrcka ...
Vojta Juriga
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A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time stopped 150 years ago, agrees to hide her as his wife. Written by da man

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Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 September 2003 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

Erotas sto Zelary  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,002 (USA) (17 September 2004)

Gross:

$329,723 (USA) (31 December 2004)
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Trivia

Czech Republic's official submission to 76th Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2004. See more »

Goofs

When Hana and Joza go to visit his mother's grave she is wearing a different dress as they return home. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) See more »

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The Moon
Lyrics and Music by Petr Ostrouchov
Performed by Petr Hanzlík
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Wonderful movie
29 March 2005 | by (Santa Clara, California, U.S.) – See all my reviews

An excellent movie with a beautiful, complex setting. I would call it a classic tragedy, though the only possible flaw of the tragic hero Joza is his selflessness in helping others. It is great to see a movie involving WWII that is not just a war movie and is from a fresh perspective, rather than from one of the major players in the War. The scenery is beautifully natural and the characters will move you to sympathize with them. While it does not have a picture-perfect happy ending, I was encouraged by the redemption and heroism of the young boy Lipka. There are several miscommunications and accidents throughout the movie that support its realism. I will definitely read the novel Jozova Hanule now, on which the movie is based.


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