Something Like Happiness (Stestí) (2005)

Something Like Happiness (Stestí)


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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Bohdan Sláma
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On DVD: May 6, 2008


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Honest and incisive, a film without a message, just telling it like it is.

Full Review… | October 27, 2006
Miami Herald
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It's the comic, touching glimpses into a society run aground that make Something Like Happiness special and link it with the gentle fables of the Czech New Wave films of the 1960s.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
Boston Globe
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Third time's the charm for Czech helmer Bohdan Slama, whose talent for locating the dignity in the downtrodden of his native Czech Republic is on moving display.

Full Review… | February 3, 2006
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A thoughtfully performed, gently quirky human drama about choices made and their often surprising consequences.

February 3, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | August 3, 2006
Time Out
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...the dedication of the writer/director and his cast make it a worthwhile film for the movie buff.

Full Review… | September 3, 2006
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