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Director: Jan Hrebejk

Cast: Petr Forman, Emilia Vasaryova, Jiri Machacek

 
The often uncomfortable bonds of family intersect with the wary political and social allegiances of the Czech Republic following the collapse of the U.S.S.R. and the end of Soviet occupation in this drama from director Jan Hrebejk and screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky. Goran and Milan (Zdenek Suchy and Jan Budar) are criminals who, while ferrying a truckload of illegal

Overview

The often uncomfortable bonds of family intersect with the wary political and social allegiances of the Czech Republic following the collapse of the U.S.S.R. and the end of Soviet occupation in this drama from director Jan Hrebejk and screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky. Goran and Milan (Zdenek Suchy and Jan Budar) are criminals who, while ferrying a truckload of illegal aliens into the Czech Republic, discover that one of their cargo has misplaced a baby; looking to turn a profit wherever they can, they sell the lost child to Lubos and Eman (Marek Daniel and Pavel Liska), two petty thieves who run a black-market adoption agency. Among Lubos and Eman's clients are Miluska and Frantisek (Natasa Burger and Jiri Machacek), a barren and lonely couple who are unable to adopt due to Frantisek's criminal record, which amounts to a bout of drunken foolishness during a soccer game. Meanwhile, Martin Horecky (Petr Forman) is a Czech expatriate living in Australia who comes home for a visit following the death of his father, who abandoned the family before Martin was born. Circumstances prove not to be especially welcoming for Martin; his mother (Emilia Vasaryova), who has become poisoned with race hate, invites two guests for his homecoming dinner, a half-sister he's never met (Kristyna Liska-Bokova) and her mother, who was once Martin's girlfriend (Ingrid Timkova).

Product Details

Release Date:
07/19/2005
UPC:
0043396109056
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:53:00

Special Features

Making-of featurette; "Hello America" music video; Orginal Czech trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Petr Forman Martin
Emilia Vasaryova Vera
Jiri Machacek Frantisek
Natasa Burger Miluska
Jan Triska Otakar
Ingrid Timkova Hana
Kristyna Liska-Bokova Lenka
Marek Daniel Lubos
Jan Budar Milan
Zdenek Suchy Goran
Jaroslav Dusek Plukovnik
Vaclav Havel Himself
Jaroslav Ducek The Colonel

Technical Credits
Jan Hrebejk Director,Screenwriter
Vladimír Barák Editor
Katarina Beilikova Costumes/Costume Designer
Katarina Bielikova Costumes/Costume Designer
Jan Bradac Co-producer
Ales Brezina Score Composer
Milan Býcek Production Designer
Michal Holubec Sound/Sound Designer
Petr Jarchovsky Screenwriter
Jaroslav Kucera Co-producer
Milan Kuchynka Executive Producer
Jan Malír Cinematographer
Ondrej Trojan Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [3:43]
2. Immigrants [6:06]
3. Baby for Sale [2:50]
4. Mila + Franta [2:12]
5. Franta's Dilemma [6:34]
6. Oto's Circle [2:08]
7. Secret Brother [4:13]
8. Lovely Kitsch [4:39]
9. Second Serve [3:28]
10. Dark Baby [5:07]
11. Family Reunion [3:13]
12. Stress Over Dinner [3:22]
13. Holding Nothing Back [6:53]
14. "I'd Like to Marry Hanka" [3:18]
15. Vera's Breaking Point [3:18]
16. Spartans [2:47]
17. Betrayal [5:04]
18. Ancient History [3:40]
19. Father Matters [4:33]
20. Human Rights [5:24]
21. Police + Thieves [3:47]
22. Hunting Ground [3:15]
23. Franta Exposed [1:53]
24. Yellow [3:53]
25. Two Homecomings [4:07]
26. One Month Later [3:37]
27. Backsliding [1:07]
28. Up and Down [8:02]

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