A nurse is part of the resistance in 1940s Czechoslovakia. She is discovered and must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, from a remote mountain village where time stopped 150 years ago, agrees to hide her as his wife.

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Ondrej Trojan
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Geislerová ... Eliska / Hana
György Cserhalmi ... Joza
Jaroslava Adamová ... Lucka
Miroslav Donutil ... Priest
Jaroslav Dusek ... Teacher Tkác
Iva Bittová ... Zena
Ivan Trojan ... Richard
Jan Hrusínský ... Slávek
Anna Vertelárová Anna Vertelárová ... Helenka
Tomás Zatecka ... Lipka
Ondrej Koval ... Michal Kutina
Tatiana Vajdová Tatiana Vajdová ... Anna Kutinová
Frantisek Velecký ... Old Kutina
Viera Pavlíková Viera Pavlíková ... Old Kutinová
Juraj Hrcka ... Vojta Juriga
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Storyline

A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time stopped 150 years ago, agrees to hide her as his wife. Written by da man

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An epic tale of love, courage and the will to survive.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Czech Republic's official submission to 76th Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2004. See more »

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When Hana and Joza go to visit his mother's grave she is wearing a different dress as they return home. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Host Lucie Výborné: Jan Hrebejk (2018) See more »

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The Moon
Lyrics and Music by Petr Ostrouchov
Performed by Petr Hanzlík
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Great movie
7 April 2005 | by kerryj-1See all my reviews

For those who are fans of foreign films, this is a must. The scenery alone is enough reason to watch this movie. This was cast very well. The two main characters were outstanding as well as the children actors. The little girl reminds me of Natalie Wood when she was in Miracle on 34th street. The journey of the film takes one through every emotion in the book. Though it is slower paced, it allows one to reflect and bond with the characters. It's not a relaxing film as there is this underlying tension caused by the uncertainty of a country torn by war. Overall, an excellent film. Bravo to the director and all the crew! Outstanding job. I look forward to many more great films out of Czechoslovakia.

Kerry Johnson


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Language:

Czech | Russian | German

Release Date:

4 September 2003 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Zelary See more »

Filming Locations:

Brno, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,002, 19 September 2004

Gross USA:

$330,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,461,305
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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