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Beauty in Trouble (2006)
"Kráska v nesnázích" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  13 June 2008 (USA)
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A flood in Prague has damaged Marcela and Jarda's home. He behaves boorishly over their son's asthma so she threatens divorce and takes the kids to her mom's, a possessive woman whose ... See full summary »

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Marcela Cmolíková (as Ana Geislerová)
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Evzen Benes
Jana Brejchová ...
Zdena
Jirí Schmitzer ...
Richard
Emília Vásáryová ...
Libuse Cmolíková
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Jan Hrusínský ...
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Jirí Machácek ...
Patocka
Michaela Mrvíková ...
Lucina Cmolíková
Adam Misík ...
Kuba Cmolík
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Raduza ...
Zpevacka
Andrei Toader ...
Mirek
Nikolay Penev ...
Picus
Ondrej Novák ...
Policista
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A flood in Prague has damaged Marcela and Jarda's home. He behaves boorishly over their son's asthma so she threatens divorce and takes the kids to her mom's, a possessive woman whose husband is a creep. While Marcela is there, Jarda is jailed for possession of a stolen car (he's a mechanic who's turned his garage into a chop shop). Benes, the urbane man whose car it is, befriends Marcela, and soon she has options. Jarda's mother and her mother push her in opposite directions. Jarda has animal magnetism, Benes offers security, and her own body and mind may be at cross purposes. The Cold War is over, Czechs are free to behave well or badly. What's best? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A story about the perseverance of family and love
15 August 2006 | by (Miami, FL, United States) – See all my reviews

This was an excellent movie! I saw this at the Karlovy Vary IFF in the Czech Republic, and it won an award there. This is the first film I've ever seen from Jan (the director), and I was impressed. It's a great story about love and family. The movie has a great balance of comedy, romance, drama, and suspense all in one. I will not give away any of the plot, but this is a well-made film, and I would watch it again if I had the chance! The cinematography/editing is great, the film simply flows, and the characters are warm, and they are the kind that one can relate to. I hope you can enjoy this film as I did. If anyone knows where I can find this in the United States, or if they plan on releasing it on DVD anytime soon, please let me know!!


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