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Modra (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Romance | 2010 (Brazil)
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The story of two teenagers who discover themselves - and one another - on a week long summer trip to Slovakia.

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Ingrid Veninger

Writer:

Ingrid Veninger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hallie Switzer Hallie Switzer ... Lina
Hugh Mater Hugh Mater ... Tyler
Alexander Gammal Alexander Gammal ... Leco
Cyril Dugovic Cyril Dugovic ... Cousin Cirko
Elena Dugovicova Elena Dugovicova ... Aunt Elenka
Marta Dugovicova Marta Dugovicova ... Aunt Marta
Branislav Dugovic Branislav Dugovic ... Cousin Branko
Eva Mikytova Eva Mikytova ... Eva
Katka Pavlikova Katka Pavlikova ... Katka
Jan Dugovic Jan Dugovic ... Uncle Janko
Mathieu Chesneau Mathieu Chesneau ... Magician
Jozefina Ochabova Jozefina Ochabova ... Great Aunt Josefa
Martin Dugovic Martin Dugovic ... Cousin Martin
Mark Holec Mark Holec ... Mark
Laura Slavikova Laura Slavikova ... Cousin Laura
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Lina is 17 years old and lives in Toronto with her mother. For one week during the summer holidays she plans to visit her extended family in Modra, a small town in Slovakia. When Lina is dumped by her boyfriend she invites Leco instead, a cute boy from school. Not long after arriving in Modra, Lina and Leco discover they have little in common. To make matters worse, Lina's family mistakenly assumes that a romance is afoot, setting off a chain reaction which leads to an explosion of repressed desire and confusion. Featuring performances by newcomers Hallie Switzer and Alexander Gammal, MODRA is a journey into the heightened emotional chaos of two teenagers, a time when adulthood has not yet arrived, but childhood seems to have already long vanished. Written by Ingrid Veninger

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Sometimes you have to leave home, to find out where you're from.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Canada | Slovakia

Language:

English | Slovak

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2010 (Brazil) See more »

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Modra, Slovakia See more »

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The lead actress Hallie Switzer is the daughter of the film's director Ingrid Veninger. See more »

Quotes

Leco: I'm never gonna forget this week.
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Followed by I am a Good Person/I Am a Bad Person (2011) See more »

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SAMOJED
by Bukasovy Masiv
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I liked it!
2 December 2015 | by juliagrantxSee all my reviews

Two 17 year old kids, a girl (Lina) and a guy (Leco), from Toronto, who don't know each other well at all, are thrown together in an unusual and awkward situation involving weird relatives in Slovakia. Just kick back, relax and let the comedy of Modra unfold.

But think about it. Have you ever grown up in one place and then returned to the small town home of your grandparents? What if the small town is in a foreign country that your family fled because of war? And you haven't seen your large extended family for years if ever? And you are confused already about your place in the world and identity? With a guy in your class who you don't know very well?

What if they think you are together? What if you don't fit, with him and with them? What if you can't speak the language?

What if your family is pretending they are more perfect than they are? What about the geopolitical conflict that tore your family apart? (As the aunts, sisters, brothers and cousins who stayed behind the Iron Curtain in Slovakia and were out of touch for 25 years. )

What will be the happily ever after? If anything? Modra does not answer this question thank goodness.

It's a good movie.


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