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Something Like Happiness (Stestí)

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Release Date:July 9, 2005
Running time:102 minutes
Cast:Pavel Liska, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Anna Geislerová, Marek Daniel, Bolek Polívka
Director:Bohdan Slama
Producer:Pavel Strnad, Viktor Schwarz
Writer:Bohdan Slama

Description: A trio of friends residing in an urban Czech housing project finds that happiness can come from the place where you least expect it in this quirky and heartfelt drama from Wild Bees director Bohdan Sláma. As the shadow of the country's largest chemical factory looms large over their bleak industrial suburb, Monika (Tatiana Vilhelmová), Tonik (Pavel Liska), and Dasha (Anna Geislerová) hold out hope for a brighter future in another place. While supermarket employee Monika's dreams are built around the hope that she will someday venture to America to be with her boyfriend, George, Tonik secretly pines for Monika, and single mother Dasha finds comfort in the arms of a married man while slowly drifting from reality. As Tonik flees his conservative parents to live on the farm of his eccentric aunt, Dasha's grip on reality finally slips -- leaving her two young children in the care of Tonik and Monika. As things begin to look up for the willing but inexperienced new parents, a lifetime of happiness is finally within their reach.~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

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