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by Irena Pavlásková


The extraordinary life of an attractive, vital woman called Marta, and of her two adolescent daughters, Majda and the younger Gábina, and their "fathers". We are in a critical decade of our recent history, starting on the eve of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and ending with the persecution of Charter 77 signatories, when a divorced man, the father of both girls, once an actor and later a prominent dissident, emigrates with his young bride, while his outwardly-appearing cowardly and apolitical ex-wife Marta stays behind and faces the adverse era quietly and persistently.

international title: An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes...
original title: Zemský ráj to na pohled
country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Irena Pavlásková
film run: 100'
release date: CZ 17/11/2009
screenplay: Tereza Boucková
cast: Vilma Cibulková, Miroslav Etzler, Igor Bareš, Jirí Dvorák, Jan Hartl, Tereza Voříšková
cinematography by: Vladimír Smutný
film editing: Alois Fisárek
art director: Petr Pistek
producer: Viktor Schwarcz
production: Cineart Tv, Czech Television - Česká televize, Attack Film, I/O - in/out
backing: Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography, Ministry of Culture Slovakia
distributor: Bontonfilm
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