Some Secrets

Some Secrets
Výlet

Czech Republic, 2002, 103 min
Fiction

Some Secrets
Výlet

Czech Republic, 2002, 103 min
Fiction

A dark and absurd road-movie comedy in which the grandmother fulfills a dream, the mother stops treating her daughters like kids, the daughters stop treating their husbands like idiots, and the father's ashes get spread all over the country. It's almost six months since he died and his ashes are still in grandma's cupboard. Everyone in the family seems to have grieved enough and each has his or her own new problems. Younger daughter, Zuzana is about to leave her husband Pavel for a slightly more successful painter of abstract pictures. Her sister, Ilona, mischievous little Leon's exhausted and pregnant mother, feels neglected by a husband who seems to enjoy referring to her as headcheese. Their mother, Milada, feels more and more useless and constantly invades Ilona's household offering help and nearly driving her son-in-law crazy. And grandma silently dreams about returning to her hometown in Slovakia at least once before she dies. Thus it's probably no accident that she refuses to bury the ashes of her beloved son in the tiny Czech town where they all live. She merely keeps repeating that his last wish was to be buried in Slovakia where he was born.

Cast / Iva Janžurová, Theodora Remundová, Igor Bareš, Sabina Remundová, Naďa Kotršová, Jakub Chrbolka, Jiří Macháček, Dan Bárta, Aňa Geislerová, Kryštof Hádek, Martin Šulík, Jaroslava Hanušová, Igor Čilík, Martin Matějka, Kamila Vondrová    Writer / Alice Nellis    DoP / Ramunas Greičius    Editor / Josef Valušiak, Adam Dvořák    Sound / Jiří Klenka    Music / Tomáš Polák    Costumes / Kateřina Štefková    Set Designer / Petr Fořt

Release Date / 21 March 2002

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