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CRUEL JOYS

by Juraj Nvota

synopsis

This gentle story of temptation, secrets and helplessness brought on by the search for love begins in the fall of 1933 when the superficial calm in a small idyllic Slovak town is disturbed by the arrival of a taciturn girl named Valentina. Even though she is only now learning to be a woman, she unintentionally reminds others how important it is to live life responsibly.

international title: Cruel Joys
original title: Krute' Radosti
country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Juraj Nvota
film run: 104'
release date: SK 03/10/2002, CZ 02/03/2003
screenplay: Scarlet Čanakyová, Juraj Nvota
cast: Táňa Pauhofová, Milan Mikulčík, Ondřej Vetchý, Anna Šišková, Ady Hajdu, Július Satinský
cinematography by: Ľubica Salamon-Čekovská
film editing: Alois Fišárek
art director: Peter Čanecký
music: Ľubica Salamon-Čekovská
producer: Marian Urban
production: ALEF Film & Media Group, Total Help Art, Czech Television, Film Service Slovakia, UN Film, Slovenská televize
backing: Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography, Ministry of Culture Slovakia, Culture Fund Slovakia
distributor: Falcon
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