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Cruel Joys (2002)

Kruté radosti (original title)
This simple story is the feature debut for well-known Slovak theater and television director Juraj Nvota. Set in a Slovak village at the turn of the last century, the story teems with ... See full summary »

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Juraj Nvota
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatiana Pauhofová ... Valentina (as Tána Pauhofová)
Ondrej Vetchý ... Karol
Lukás Latinák
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucia Gaziová
Vladimír Hajdu Vladimír Hajdu ... Gabriel (as Ady Hajdu)
Zuzana Kanócz ... (as Zuzana Kanóczová)
Csongor Kassai ... Lajos
Milan Mikulcík ... Martin
Martin Nahálka Martin Nahálka
Klára Rostárová Klára Rostárová ... Judita
Július Satinský ... Starý pán
Anna Sisková ... Helena (as Anna Siková)
Szidi Tobias ... Ilona (as Szidi Tóbiász)
Julius Zagon Julius Zagon ... Lusor
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This simple story is the feature debut for well-known Slovak theater and television director Juraj Nvota. Set in a Slovak village at the turn of the last century, the story teems with passion, and repressed and hidden emotion. It delves into the search for identity, investigating both love and hatred, while dramatizing the tragic relationship between an adolescent girl (Tatiana Pauhofová) and her ambitious father (Ondrej Vetchý). Set against the striking though simple backdrop of a picturesque, even idyllic, landscape - one ostensibly cut off from any important historical, political, or social context whatsoever - the arrival of an unwanted individual evokes the onset of a cruel drama. Written by Czech film center

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Slovakia]

Language:

Slovak

Release Date:

31 October 2002 (Slovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruel Joys See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,774
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Official submission of Slovakia the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 75th Academy Awards in 2003. See more »

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Referenced in Hviezdna párty: Episode #1.1 (2016) See more »

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