Directed by Ondrej Trojan
This sweeping romantic drama was the Czech submission
for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2003. Set during the Nazi
occupation of Czech lands, the film follows Eliska (Anna Geislerova), a
young nurse who joins up with a secret resistance movement with her surgeon
husband. He is discovered, however, and Eliska is forced to flee to a remote
mountain cabin in the Moravian village of Zelary with a patient whose life
she saved (Gyorgy Cserhalmi). With a mixture of regret, fear, suspicion, and
eventually love, Eliska waits out the war in a setting that is alien to her.
"A film that provides all the old-fashioned pleasures and satisfactions of a
Victorian triple-decker" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times). In Czech
with English subtitles.