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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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Dark and beautiful
14 March 2006 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

"Stesti" was my all-time first Czech movie. It won't be the last.

Being a newcomer in the Czech Republic I still do not quite understand the language. For the same reason I wen't to watch the movie with English subtitles - I thought. It turned out that this version of the movie was without any kind of subtitles.Desided to give the movie a chance anyway - and I did not regret it.

Even though I understood none of the spoken words, the story was cristal clear to me. The story of this movie has been told many times before (it especially reminds me of the Danisk feature film "Mifunes sidste sang). Nonetheless the performances by the main characters are very trustworthy and "real". The settings and scenery makes the movie all the more authentic. During the movie you can't help start thinking that some real-life people are really living under these circumstances.

The story is dark and at the same time beautiful. Check out the movie if you are in the mood for a hardcore real-life story.


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