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Set in the aftermath of World War II, this powerful drama concerns a former Czech soldier who inherits a manor once owned by a German family. He falls in love with Adelheid, the daughter of the previous owner, who has been reduced to servant status. An important work from director Frantisek Vlacil, whose Marketa Lazarova (1967) was selected as the greatest Czech film in a poll of the country's top film professionals. "...a profound analysis of the human distortions caused by ideology" (Peter Hames, Central Europe Review). In Czech with English subtitles. Frantisek Vlacil---Czechoslovakia---1969---99 mins.

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