Postav Dom, Zasad Strom (1980)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Czechoslovakia  |  
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Director Juraj Jakubisko resurfaces after a hiatus with this potent drama about Pavel (Josef Matus) an independent young man who defies the conventional wisdom. He rides freight trains wherever he feels like going and one day hops off a freight to land in a village he likes. It does not take him long to fall for Helena (Jana Siniakova) the divorced daughter of the head of the village, and though she reciprocates his feelings, her father is against their relationship. Ignoring his opposition, Pavel gets people together to help him build a house for Helena and her little boy. The trouble is, Pavel also ignores propriety in obtaining materials for the house and on top of everything, Helena's father decides he is not going to sit back and accept what is going on.