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by Jiří Vejdělek


The congenial Vojta is bashful and his family is batty. His short-tempered father, who once failed to swim the English Channel, wants him to be a competing swimmer and his loving mother, a former child ice revue star, sees a talented pianist in her son. But Vojta has completely different priorities - most of all his red-haired classmate Ela, an enchanting synchronised swimmer who is leaving for Paris in November. If Vojta doesn't do something radical, and fast, Ela will disappear behind the iron curtain forever. The year is 1989.

original title: Tender Waves
country: Czech Republic
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Jiří Vejdělek
film run: 97'
release date: CZ 09/01/2014
screenplay: Jiří Vejdělek
cast: Tána Pauhofová, Hynek Cermák, Lucie Šteflová, Jan Budař, Vojtěch Dyk, Jan Hartl
cinematography by: Viktor Smutný
film editing: Ondřej Hokr
producer: Tomáš Hoffman
production: Infinity Prague Ltd, RWE
backing: The Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography
distributor: Falcon
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