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The Garden (1995)

Záhrada (original title)
Jakub's life arrived at a dead-end. He leaves his job, and gets into conflict with his father. The trouble just grows by his relation with a married woman. Breaking out, Jakub realizes the ... See full summary »

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Martin Sulík
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roman Luknár ... Jakub
Zuzana Sulajová Zuzana Sulajová ... Helena
Jana Svandová ... Tereza
Marián Labuda ... Otec
Katarína Vrzalová Katarína Vrzalová ... Helenina matka
Ján Melkovic Ján Melkovic ... svatý Benedikt
Stanislav Stepka Stanislav Stepka ... Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Frantisek Kovár ... Wittgenstein
Dusan Trancík Dusan Trancík ... Terezin muz
Marta Raslová Marta Raslová ... Zena
Marián Labuda Marián Labuda ... Císník (as Marian Labuda ml.)
Pavol Trancík Pavol Trancík
Michal Pribis Michal Pribis
Michaela Musilová Michaela Musilová
Iva Beluncíková Iva Beluncíková
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Storyline

Jakub's life arrived at a dead-end. He leaves his job, and gets into conflict with his father. The trouble just grows by his relation with a married woman. Breaking out, Jakub realizes the pleasures of the countryside in the old garden of his grandfather. He finds true love with an angel, and encounters various exciting moments of his new free life. Strange visitors arrive, and he wont get back to town anymore. Written by Peter Csurgay <csurgay@item.ntnu.no>

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Country:

Slovakia | France

Language:

Slovak

Release Date:

9 June 1995 (Slovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

A kertben See more »

Filming Locations:

Myjava, Slovakia

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Official submission of Slovakia the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 68th Academy Awards in 1996. See more »

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Referenced in Milujem Slovensko: Episode dated 17 May 2013 (2013) See more »

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O, o, o.
8 November 1999 | by StakkerSee all my reviews

Its not often that you see a movie, which you leave with two hearts in your breast, and your head filled with colourful words. And its not often that you can see a movie more than seven times, without noticing that the elements loose its magic one-by-one; without getting bored such as so easily happens when information gets repeatedly in touch with human conciousness.

But this incredible mixture of reality and fairy-tale, filosophy and lightness, makes it all work in a film, of which you have the feeling that it always existed, like The Odyssee itself. And then there is that girl!


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