Beauty In Trouble

Beauty In Trouble

Czech Republic, 2006, 110 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Black Comedy, Drama
Language: Czech English Sub-Titles

Effectively rendered destitute by the floods that washed through Prague in 2002, struggling young father and husband Jarda (Roman Luknár) eventually resorts to stripping stolen cars as a means of supporting his impoverished family. Jarda's wife Marcela (Ana Geislerová) is having difficulty accepting her husband's nefarious new career though, and before long she is packing her bags and rounding up the kids to seek shelter with her mother. Life at her mother's house isn't easy thanks to the constant presence of her mean-spirited step-father Richard (Jirí Schmitzer), but it simply seems as if there is no place left to go and Marcela's options have run dry.

DIRECTOR: Jan Hrebejk
Producer: Ondrej Trojan
Editor: Vladimir Barak
Screenwriter: Petr Jarchovsky
Cinematographer: Jan Milir
Music: Ales Brezina
Principal Cast: Ana Geislerova, Jana Brejchova, Emilia Vasaryova, Josef Abrham
Filmography: Up And Down(2004), Pupendo(2003), Divided We Fall(2000), Pelisky(1999), Ceska Soda(1998), Sakali Leta(1993)
US Distributor: Menemsha Films

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