Želary

Želary

DVD - 2005 | Czech
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During WWII, nurse Eliška is part of a secret resistance movement with her lover, surgeon Richard. When he is discovered, she is forced to leave the hospital in order to hide from the Nazis as well. A sympathetic colleague sends her off with a patient whose life she saved, to the remote Moravian mountain village of Želary, where time has stopped, as he has agreed to hide her as his wife. They live in a modest cabin for two years, waiting for the Nazi occupation to end and begin to form a bond despite their differences.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics, [2005]
ISBN: 1404962999
9781404962996
Branch Call Number: DVD 891.863 ZEL CZECH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 148 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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gale72
Oct 05, 2016

An exceptional movie; too bad that they introduced some elements just for sensationalism:
-- the gratuitous giving birth scene (not related at all to the main action) and
-- the father-in-law living with his daughter-in-law as a couple; this relationship was unthinkable in this strong catholic village.

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Jane_Sm
Dec 21, 2014

Totally agree that it's a jewel of a film. Won't spoil it with adjectives or descriptions, just to say that it's beautiful, powerful, and memorable, on many different levels: visual, emotional, social, and political.

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sphynx
Jan 05, 2014

I returned this video at the Bellingham Library
almost a week ago. It was an excellent film
and I highly recommend it.

Green_Bird_203 Jan 12, 2013

A hidden "Jewel". Excellent performances. I liked the movie very much. Highly recommended.

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RDL
Jul 24, 2011

Very well done. Many things are happening even though it is not an action movie per say. It reflects very well an overwhelming time which was reigned by fear and uncertainty. It shows that undisciplined "liberators" were more dangerous than the enemy.

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gale72
Oct 05, 2016

gale72 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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