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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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Splendid acting esp. by the lead actor and actress , good camera work … worth watching
3 February 2013 | by (Trivandrum India) – See all my reviews

Post eastern block collapse Czech , lack of opportunities , borderline poverty , dull and drab everyday life. Strained system , multitude of problems that we see anywhere everywhere … lack of family values , insanity , selfishness …. promise of migration to a better world.Through all these a young girl with an escape at hand ( read immigration to the promised land ) keeps alive her human values , value for life , family , obligations .There is nothing extraordinary happening in this movie at any given moment … yet there is a simple flow of life with all its pain and anguish that we feel , I would rate this as a very good drama realistic ,simple , true to life …. a good cinema that would remind you about the true purpose of life itself !!!Splendid acting esp. by the lead actor and actress , good camera work … worth watching !!!


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