Nowhere in Moravia (Díra u Hanusovic, 2014)
Director: Miroslav Krobot
If you thought life in a mountain villa in the Czech Republic would be boring, think twice! Eurochannel presents a jaw-dropping comedy about the adventures of a daring woman and her many romantic adventures in the middle of the Czech forest . . . Nowhere in Moravia!
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Miroslav Krobot, Nowhere in Moravia tells the story of Maruna. She appears to be normal; she is not much of the vixen many might expect from the archetypical Eastern European woman. However, her appetite is insatiable. She shares her bed with the indecisive town mayor, the childishly naïve gravedigger, and a roofer called Kódl. In contrast, Maruna’s sister is set to marry a German academic and move abroad. The differences couldn’t be more extreme!
Centered on the lives of people living in the isolated Jesenik Mountains, director Miroslav Krobot delivers a unique rural story in a time when technology is paramount to film plots. Nowhere in Moravia justifies its name as viewers are treated to an example of the genuinely rural life in many countries of Eastern Europe.
This darkly humorous feature had its world premiere at the 2014 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and collected three awards at the Czech Lions (the Czech Academy Awards) for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.
German teacher Maruna (Tatiana Vilhelmová) runs the local pub. It doesn't look like she'll ever get married, since there aren't many suitable men in her small village. But one day, something unexpected happens here, Nowhere in Moravia.
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