ITS BETTER TO BE WEALTHY AND HEALTHY THAN POOR AND ILL

LEPŠÍ BÝT BOHATÝ A ZDRAVÝ, NEŽ CHUDOBNÝ A NEMOCNÝ

By Juraj JAKUBISKO

JAKUBISKO FILM - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 1992

“THELMA AND LOUISE IN THE CZECHOSLOVAK STYLE”

    • Year of production
    • 1992
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • CZECH, SLOVAKIAN
    • Director(s)
    • Juraj JAKUBISKO
    • Synopsis
    • A satiric tragi-comedy about two women and their lover Robert who is an emigrant that keeps coming
      back. This film shows chaotic post-communist Europe after the fall of totalitarianism. Two opposite characters, women, meet during the Velvet Revolution in November 1989.
      Intellectual dissident Nona and a Communist secret police boss’ mistress Ester. They meet at an anti-regime demonstration and become friends. They don’t want anything to do with politics, both want to get married and have kids, but also get rich.
      Crazy plans and risky attempts to realize their shared dreams land them in many sticky situations
      in the post-revolution chaos. Too much money gets in the way of the power of friendship.
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