Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town. The gruff principal asks what he's running from and predicts he'll be gone in six months.... See full summary »
Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town. The gruff principal asks what he's running from and predicts he'll be gone in six months. Marie, a widow with a teen son, Lada, befriends Petr. She's lonely. Petr does some chores at her farm and watches Lada with his weekend girlfriend, Bara. We meet Petr's parents and understand some of why he left Prague, then Petr's friend Mihi pays a visit and we understand more. Mihi throws a wrench in things, and Lada comes to Petr for help. Has Petr found his place in the world, but what about his nature? Written by
I am Czech and I remember this movie running in theatres in Praha when it came out. I didn't go to see it but remembered the title. I had no clue what it was about and now watched it on Netflix. Though it seemed quite stagnant and boring in the first third, then it kicked off with drama this was made about. I remained glued till the end and was very very pleased that it carries a message of acceptance. I can only imagine such people in small towns and villages anywhere ... having it very hard, and it feels so warm to see it end as you'd want it to...i.e. well. I hope it is seen by many people especially who need a mind change. I applaud the makers.
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