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In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to confront the stress between his love and his conscience when he discovers her sheltering her German-soldier brother.Written by
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I saw this three years ago at a festival and I still recall it vividly. The film really lingers. Yes, it's about trust - and it's also about remembering and forgetting. The film really focusses on the dichotomy between "evidence" and what it represents. Evidence is seen to fall drastically short of the "truth" - which for Vlacil is something intangible but communicable by film.
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