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Directed by Zdeněk Tyc

Czech Republic 2013 98 mins.

Dying artist Vladimír Holas wants his last days to be spent in his summer home in the countryside. Joining him in this idyllic setting are two women: youthful Karla, a vulgar but lovable Bohemian and a painter like Vladimír, and Jaruna, a nurse and Vladimír’s former lover. Together and separately, all three fight with death, with love, and with each other.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Appears in: New Czech Cinema



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