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A wonderful dark tale of coming of age in a country in transformation - then Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) in 1990s. Against the backdrop of a regime change and general crisis of basic ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Maria Pakulnis ... Mária
György Cserhalmi ... Viktor
Géza Benkõ Géza Benkõ ... Simon (as Gejza Benkö)
Iva Bittová ... Marta
Stanislav Stepka Stanislav Stepka ... Otec
Adela Gáborová Adela Gáborová ... Matka
Dusan Brandýs Dusan Brandýs ... Kostelník
Aneta Orosiová Aneta Orosiová
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A wonderful dark tale of coming of age in a country in transformation - then Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) in 1990s. Against the backdrop of a regime change and general crisis of basic values, a young man is finding his way into adult life. Playing a part in a love (hate?) triangle he does not fully understand until the conclusion, he desperately tries to make sense of the unpredictable behavior of the other two main characters which is linked to the secrets lurking in their past. All this while he is not sure about his own role in a world where yesterday's truths mean nothing today. Written by lament

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

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Slovak

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1 February 1992 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Tenderness See more »

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Bratislava, Slovakia See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Deep, dark but hopeful
15 November 2003 | by tpolakov-2See all my reviews

A wonderful dark tale of coming of age in a country in transformation - then Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) in 1990s. Against the backdrop of a regime change and general crisis of basic values, a young man is finding his way into adult life. Playing a part in a love (hate?) triangle he does not fully understand until the conclusion, he desperately tries to make sense of the unpredictable behavior of the other two main characters which is linked to the secrets lurking in their past. All this while he is not sure about his own role in a world where yesterday's truths mean nothing today. Brilliant actors in a brilliant film that even gives you a glimpse of hope at the end.


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