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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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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 »

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

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Zakázané ovoce
Lyrics by George Voskovec and Jan Werich
Music by Jaroslav Jezek
Performed by Ljuba Hermanová
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Great movie
7 April 2005 | by (Apple Valley, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

For those who are fans of foreign films, this is a must. The scenery alone is enough reason to watch this movie. This was cast very well. The two main characters were outstanding as well as the children actors. The little girl reminds me of Natalie Wood when she was in Miracle on 34th street. The journey of the film takes one through every emotion in the book. Though it is slower paced, it allows one to reflect and bond with the characters. It's not a relaxing film as there is this underlying tension caused by the uncertainty of a country torn by war. Overall, an excellent film. Bravo to the director and all the crew! Outstanding job. I look forward to many more great films out of Czechoslovakia.

Kerry Johnson


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