Zelary

2003, War/Romance, 2h 30m

50 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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Zelary is a satisfyingly old-fashioned romance with an epic sweep. Read critic reviews

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Two lovers -- a nurse named Eliska (Anna Geislerová) and a surgeon, Richard (Ivan Trojan) -- join the resistance in Czechoslovakia during World War II. When they are discovered, the couple must separate and hide. Joza (György Cserhalmi), one of Eliska's patients, agrees to take her to an isolated cabin in the small mountain village of Zelary until she can reunite with Richard. But Eliska and Joza end up living together for two years and take on the persona of husband and wife.

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  • Apr 08, 2009
    From the Czech Republic came Zelary a masterful war drama showing heart-breaking scenes, no wonder it was nominated for best Foreign Language movie in 2004.The story was about a young medical student Eliska, who was a member of the Czech resistance during WWII. When the Gestapo captured one of her friends, she must hide and went with Joza to the mountains, a man she saved his life by giving him a blood transfusion. As part of her new identity, she must marry Joza, to be accepted in the village.The story showed her adaptation in this beautiful mountain village, and her growing attachment and love she felt for Joza..Zelary showed beautiful cinematography, marvelous music and excellent directing and great acting of Czech actors.
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