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AN EARTHY PARADISE FOR THE EYES...

by Irena Pavlásková

synopsis

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, 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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