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Angel of Mercy (1993)

Andel milosrdenství (original title)
The story about events during the First World War. The wife of an officer of the Austrian army decides to surprise her husband and to visit him in his unit at Christmas time. She is ... See full summary »

Director:

Miloslav Luther

Writers:

Vladimír Körner (novel), Vladimír Körner (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ingrid Timková ... Anezka
Juraj Simko Juraj Simko ... Krystof
Josef Vajnar Josef Vajnar ... Horecky
Peter Simun Peter Simun ... Fero
Juraj Mokrý Juraj Mokrý ... Sylvio
Marta Sládecková Marta Sládecková ... Hilda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ladislav Konrád Ladislav Konrád
Igor Latta
Sáva Popovic Sáva Popovic
Igor Simeg Igor Simeg
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Storyline

The story about events during the First World War. The wife of an officer of the Austrian army decides to surprise her husband and to visit him in his unit at Christmas time. She is disappointed to find only a cruel soldier. Fate makes her be present at the time when he is suffering from pain and slowly dying. She asks a therapeutic, a prisoner in a near-by camp, to rid her husband of his pain. Written by Jan Lipsansky

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Genres:

Romance | War | Drama

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Language:

Czech

Release Date:

11 February 1993 (Slovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

A kegyelem angyala See more »

Filming Locations:

Bratislava, Slovakia See more »

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Color
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Official submission of Slovakia the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 67th Academy Awards in 1995. See more »

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Brilliant film
25 May 2007 | by florinbudescuSee all my reviews

I saw this brilliant film in 1999, on the RomaniA film made in 1994, in the Eastern Europe's directors tradition.

Formally, a love story in a vaguely World War 1, between two lovers cached on different barricades, this film would be an old cream pie.

Instead of it, Miloslav Luther (wich in my opinion with this movie it's in the great film directors' gallery) tells one of the fundamental themes in art of all times: the individual crashed by the history.

The tension grows progressively, gently manipulating the audience, with a great musical featuring , on an Antonin Dvorak's chamber work.

"Anjel Milosrdenstvi" is the first film made in Czecho-Slovakian co-production, after the separating of this two countries.

I give 9 for this film, not 10, because you can yet detect a subtle smell of syrup to manipulate you: "How sad! Let's cry, boys & girls!" etc, similarly with what's in Jerzy Hofmann's bright film, "Znachor".


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