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Zelary (2003)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Geislerová ...
Eliska / Hana
György Cserhalmi ...
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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1.85 : 1
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Czech Republic's official submission to 76th Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2004. See more »

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

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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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A splendid tale of intrigue, love, denial and surrender.
20 December 2004 | by (Central California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the great movies of my lifetime! Passionate directing; a superb cast; a brilliant script and gorgeous scenery leave an indelible memory of my Zelary experience. Those who love Hitchcock will appreciate the suspense and intrigue. Those who love chick flicks will endear to the passion and feelings elicited. But Zelary is not a "chick flick" in the true sense. It's a heart-wrenching story of lovers separated and who go on with their lives to survive. It's the life you make when you have little choices. It's about making the best of that life. And it's about the memories generated over a lifetime. A movie to be enjoyed by all ages and especially by true movie lovers.


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