Zelary (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Rural Drama, War Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 17, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 150 min.  |   Countries - Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Czech filmmaker Ondrej Trojan directs the period war drama Zelary, based on the novella Jozova Hanule by Kveta Legátová. During WWII, nurse Eliska (Anna Geislerová) is part of a secret resistance movement with her lover, surgeon Richard Littner (Ivan Trojan). When he is discovered, Eliska is forced to leave the hospital in order to hide from the Nazis. Her colleague Dr. Chladek (Jan Hrusínský) sends her off with mountain man Joza ( György Cserhalmi), who had been a patient in the hospital. Under the name Hana, Eliska travels with Joza to the tiny Moravian village of Zelary. They live in a modest cabin for two years, waiting for the Nazi occupation to end. Zelary was the Czech submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2003.



Nazi, occupation [military], Moravian, resistance-fighters, mountainman, village