Something Like Happiness

Overview

A trio of friends residing in an urban Czech housing project finds that happiness can come from the place where you least expect it in this quirky and heartfelt drama from Wild Bees director Bohdan Sláma. As the shadow of the country's largest chemical factory looms large over their bleak industrial suburb, Monika Tatiana Vilhelmová, Tonik Pavel Liska, and Dasha Anna Geislerová hold out hope for a brighter future in another place. While supermarket employee Monika's dreams are built around the hope that she will ...
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Overview

A trio of friends residing in an urban Czech housing project finds that happiness can come from the place where you least expect it in this quirky and heartfelt drama from Wild Bees director Bohdan Sláma. As the shadow of the country's largest chemical factory looms large over their bleak industrial suburb, Monika Tatiana Vilhelmová, Tonik Pavel Liska, and Dasha Anna Geislerová hold out hope for a brighter future in another place. While supermarket employee Monika's dreams are built around the hope that she will someday venture to America to be with her boyfriend, George, Tonik secretly pines for Monika, and single mother Dasha finds comfort in the arms of a married man while slowly drifting from reality. As Tonik flees his conservative parents to live on the farm of his eccentric aunt, Dasha's grip on reality finally slips -- leaving her two young children in the care of Tonik and Monika. As things begin to look up for the willing but inexperienced new parents, a lifetime of happiness is finally within their reach.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2007
  • UPC: 616892803720
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Source: Film Movement
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: Czech
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 69,866

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tatiana Vilhelmová Monika
Pavel Liska Tonik
Anna Geislerová Dasha
Marek Daniel Jara
Zuzana Kronerová Auntie
Simona Stasova
Boleslav Polívka
Martin Huba
Anna Kocisova
David Dolnik
Marie Ludvikova
James Patrik
Armand Denis
Patrick
Technical Credits
Bohdan Sláma Director, Screenwriter
Karl Baumgartner Co-producer
Karel Bezdek Asst. Director
Jan Cenek Sound/Sound Designer
Jan Danhel Editor
Thanassis Karathanos Co-producer
Zuzana Kreizkova Costumes/Costume Designer
Zuzana Krejzkova Costumes/Costume Designer
Jaroslav Kucera Co-producer
Divis Marek Cinematographer
Jan Novotny Art Director, Production Designer
Petr Pistek Production Designer
Veronika Riehs Makeup
Leonid Soybelman Score Composer
Pavel Strnad Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Something Like Happiness
1. America [6:11]
2. A Lifestyle [4:22]
3. Something Interesting [9:22]
4. In Health [7:38]
5. Amazing! [5:47]
6. Dasha [6:46]
7. Getting Groceries [7:38]
8. She Needs Help [10:35]
9. Don't Spoil It [10:18]
10. Auntie [13:12]
11. Moving On [15:54]
12. Credits [4:00]
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