This simple story is the feature debut for well-known Slovak theater and television director Juraj Nvota. Set in a Slovak village at the turn of the last century, the story teems with ... See full summary »

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Valentina (as Tána Pauhofová)
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Karol
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Vladimír Hajdu ...
Gabriel (as Ady Hajdu)
Zuzana Kanócz ...
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Lajos
Milan Mikulcík ...
Martin
Martin Nahálka
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Starý pán
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Helena (as Anna Siková)
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Ilona (as Szidi Tóbiász)
Julius Zagon ...
Lusor
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This simple story is the feature debut for well-known Slovak theater and television director Juraj Nvota. Set in a Slovak village at the turn of the last century, the story teems with passion, and repressed and hidden emotion. It delves into the search for identity, investigating both love and hatred, while dramatizing the tragic relationship between an adolescent girl (Tatiana Pauhofová) and her ambitious father (Ondrej Vetchý). Set against the striking though simple backdrop of a picturesque, even idyllic, landscape - one ostensibly cut off from any important historical, political, or social context whatsoever - the arrival of an unwanted individual evokes the onset of a cruel drama. Written by Czech film center

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31 October 2002 (Slovakia)  »

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Cruel Joys  »

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Official submission of Slovakia the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 75th Academy Awards in 2003. See more »

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Referenced in Hviezdna párty: Episode #1.1 (2016) See more »

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