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Something Like Happiness (2005)
"Stestí" (original title)

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Tatiana Vilhelmová ...
Monika
Pavel Liska ...
Toník
Anna Geislerová ...
Dasha
Marek Daniel ...
Jára
Zuzana Krónerová ...
Teta
Simona Stasová ...
Soucková
Bolek Polívka ...
Soucek
Martin Huba ...
Tati
David Dolnik ...
Jiri
Marie Ludvíková ...
Heli
Vanda Hybnerová ...
Zenuska
Lucie Vackárová ...
Milenka
Josef Polásek ...
Kolotocár
Hanus Bor ...
Lekár
Roman Zach
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Three young adults in Most sort out feelings and responsibilities: Monika's boyfriend has left for the States, her mother wants her to join him there, and if the invitation does come, what should she do? Toník is a nice guy, his love for Moni is unrequited. He's trying to rebuild his family's crumbling house; a nearby factory has made an offer to buy the land. With Moni, he watches out for the two young sons of Dasha, their friend who's in a hopeless long-term affair with a married man: Dasha is at once unstable, unrealistic, neglectful of her boys, and cruel to those who help. For whom is this something like happiness? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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13 April 2006 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

The film "Stesti" ("Some kind of happiness") reminds me of the cinema of the Czech New Wave of sixties, especially of the first films of Milos Forman (The Loves of a Blonde, The Firemen's Ball). The same sincere and touching interest to the preoccupations and destiny of the simple people, especially their sentimental life. The same unhurried cadence. But it is a more disillusioned film also, probably because it describes a country in the state of breakdown before reconstruction and it shows the people in the turmoil and torment of change. It is an unsophisticated film, as films of the developing world often are, but it is realistic and honest one as these films are sometimes. Of course Czechie is not a developing country but it seems that the sophistication and glamor of Western cinema is not so easy to attain even for a director of talent. I must mention also the work of the cameraman. Especially his landscapes. Sometimes they are absolutely exquisite. Sometimes beautiful and nostalgic.


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