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Three young adults in Most sort out feelings and responsibilities: Monika's boyfriend has left for the States, her mother wants her to join him there, and if the invitation does come, what should she do? Toník is a nice guy, his love for Moni is unrequited. He's trying to rebuild his family's crumbling house; a nearby factory has made an offer to buy the land. With Moni, he watches out for the two young sons of Dasha, their friend who's in a hopeless long-term affair with a married man: Dasha is at once unstable, unrealistic, neglectful of her boys, and cruel to those who help. For whom is this something like happiness?Written by
Underrated, Life-Affirming Gem From The Czech Republic
This is one of those rare movies about life which simply makes you appreciate the human experience. It's funny, warm, sad and touching all at the same time, and something about it just rings true. It's a film about ordinary people who struggle with their lives in the city but find new hope - and new challenges - when they start renovating a run-down farm in the countryside. Beautiful and life-affirming. 8 stars out of 10.
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