Young and stunningly beautiful Hana is thrown into the street after her mother catches her stepfather sexually harassing Hana. She finds a new job at a café where she becomes the object of ...
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Young and stunningly beautiful Hana is thrown into the street after her mother catches her stepfather sexually harassing Hana. She finds a new job at a café where she becomes the object of lust for her new boss and the sleazy male customers. Hana, who is still repulsed by men, rejects their offers and expensive gifts. She later falls in love with a young composer Pavel but he soon falls seriously ill and only an expensive medical treatment can save him. Hana starts thinking about accepting the indecent proposal made by one of her customers to get the money needed for Pavel's therapy.Written by
Aljaz Ciber, Slovenia
This one is pretty much defeated by a Women's Magazine plot where poor Lida Baarova is thrown out of home for messing with step father and gets a spot in bar buffet where, naturally, she attracts the attention of the males. Will she settle for the Tubercular composer or the well heeled older admirers?
Any glimpse of the Czech films of the thirties is welcome, with this one an early hit by Vavra who would have an extraordinary life fitting the excellent KRAKATIT, FIRST RESCUE PARTY and ROMANCE FOR BUGLE into his hundred year life, as he served the country's full spectrum of political masters.
He really sweats this one - constant tracking, brisk editing of well chosen angles and an attempt to disguise the fact that the short studio street has to pass as all the exteriors. Note the shot of the peep hole eye seen through Miss Baarova's head as she knocks.
Even so, everyone seems to old for their part and the film is formula and projects a grim picture of it's society.
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