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Útek do Budína (2002)

Tomás (Ondrej Sokol) and Jana's (Lenka Vlasáková) adventure in love begins in Prague just after the creation of the First Czechoslovak Republic. Their impulsive 'escape to Budín' means not ... See full summary »


Miloslav Luther




Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenka Vlasáková ... Jana
Ondrej Sokol ... Tomás Barányi
Bolek Polívka ... Stefan Barány
Irena Konvalinová ... Myslbeková, mother (as Irena Konvalinková)
Klára Oltová Klára Oltová ... Dora Brehmová (as Klára Sedlácková)
Petr Motloch Petr Motloch ... Vratislav Brehm
Lenka Krobotová ... Alzbeta Nedbalova
Kamil Halbich Kamil Halbich ... Hugo Nedbal
Tomás Krejcír ... Egon Schmidt
Ferenc Hujber ... Attila Boraros
Martina Preissová Martina Preissová ... (as Martina Válková)
Petr Nározný ... Srdínko
Matej Landl ... Sulek
Andrej Hryc Andrej Hryc ... Dubec
Borivoj Navrátil ... Speculator


Tomás (Ondrej Sokol) and Jana's (Lenka Vlasáková) adventure in love begins in Prague just after the creation of the First Czechoslovak Republic. Their impulsive 'escape to Budín' means not only a chance for the unhappy Jana to get away from her psychologically unstable mother, but also the beginning of a troubled marriage. The couple set up house on a farm in Slovakia owned by Tomás's vital and unconventional father, Stefan (Bolek Polívka). But soon after the marriage Jana begins to realize how hedonistic and internally barren Tomás actually is. At the same time she finds herself drawing closer to Stefan. Written by Czech film center

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year 1918 | 1910s | based on novel | See All (3) »


Drama | Romance





Release Date:

7 November 2002 (Slovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Szökés Budára See more »


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AAn insightful look at people trying to rebuild their lives and relationships in post WW1 central Europe.
4 May 2006 | by edmondcarberrySee all my reviews

An intriguing film set in in the early 1920s. It explores the trials and tribulations of two families who live in Prague and Budapest, after the first world war.

The son of a once grand Hungarian family meets the daughter of a Czech family and their passionate relationship sours as they deal with the hardships of the time, and the tensions and resentments between the various ethnic groups- Czechs, Slovaks; Hungarians.

Very convincing performances, more like a documentary at times.

After enduring considerable disappointment and sadness in her new life, the Czech girl finds some peace and hope for the future with her father-in-law. Their friendship/relationship is never fully explained but is developed in a very tender and sympathetic manner by the director - Miloslav Luther. The sub-titles are a bit dodgy at times but overall a very rewarding experience, you really want to know what happens to these people.

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