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Beauty in Trouble (2006)

Kráska v nesnázích (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 13 June 2008 (USA)
A flood in Prague has damaged Marcela and Jarda's home. He behaves boorishly over their son's asthma so she threatens divorce and takes the kids to her mom's, a possessive woman whose ... See full summary »

Director:

Jan Hrebejk

Writers:

Robert Graves (poem), Petr Jarchovský
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Geislerová ... Marcela Cmolíková (as Ana Geislerová)
Josef Abrhám ... Evzen Benes
Jana Brejchová ... Zdena
Jirí Schmitzer ... Richard
Emília Vásáryová ... Libuse Cmolíková
Roman Luknár ... Jarda Cmolík
Jan Hrusínský ... Havlík
Jirí Machácek ... Patocka
Michaela Mrvíková Michaela Mrvíková ... Lucina Cmolíková
Adam Misík ... Kuba Cmolík
Jaromíra Mílová Jaromíra Mílová ... Havlíková
Raduza Raduza ... Zpevacka
Andrei Toader Andrei Toader ... Mirek
Nikolay Penev Nikolay Penev ... Picus
Ondrej Novák ... Policista
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A flood in Prague has damaged Marcela and Jarda's home. He behaves boorishly over their son's asthma so she threatens divorce and takes the kids to her mom's, a possessive woman whose husband is a creep. While Marcela is there, Jarda is jailed for possession of a stolen car (he's a mechanic who's turned his garage into a chop shop). Benes, the urbane man whose car it is, befriends Marcela, and soon she has options. Jarda's mother and her mother push her in opposite directions. Jarda has animal magnetism, Benes offers security, and her own body and mind may be at cross purposes. The Cold War is over, Czechs are free to behave well or badly. What's best? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

13 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Excellent piece of work
13 June 2007 | by amos-33See all my reviews

First I have to admit that I have had some doubts about the director. He has done some movies (with Jarkovsky) about the recent "czech=east" history or more precisely about families (individuals) how did they survive some historical moments. But it was always like the chines food sour-sweet. This movie was totally different. It was pure, it shows the bones of life, it shows the variations of human natures. This film is an excellent piece of art (story, acting, picture, music) but it shows you the life around you in much brighter light that we don't want to see. By the way I have saw it on a DVD (with English subtitles) but I am afraid that in the USA I wont be able to get it.


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