By Martin DUBA


Romance - Completed 2013

A rough, but nonetheless poetic story with an extraordinary emotional heft and moral message to the effect that people are not here to become cruel creators, but to learn to live in harmony with nature and to treasure the right to freedom and one’s own life.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Romance, Drama, True Story
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • CZECH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Martin DUBA
    • Writer(s)
    • Martin DUBA, Marek EPSTEIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Miloslav SMIDMAJER, Arkadiusz WOJNAROWSKI
    • Synopsis
    • A farmer gets some bad news: the tests were positive and all of this year’s stock must be disposed of. Their transport is accompanied by confusion which allows the escape of a small group led by Bella. They try to survive in nature, unprotected from human cruelty and arrogance. One by one the cows succumb to the pursuit of the hunters and the harsh winter conditions. With spring comes yet another attack from the hunters on the herd and only Bella and her calf, which was born in nature, survive. The hunters use this calf as bait to capture Bella. At the last moment the farmer’s family saves her and their brave battle even softens up the hunters in the end. Bella gains her freedom.
    • Partners & financing
    • State fund for development and support of Czech Cinematography.