Not a Chance

Not a Chance
El Paso

Czech Republic / 2009 / 98 min
Fiction

Not a Chance
El Paso

Czech Republic / 2009 / 98 min
Fiction

Not a Chance tells the story of the recently widowed Věra, who is determined to raise her seven children by herself and to keep them from being placed in state-run children’s homes. The resolute young mother, however, has no inkling of the huge sum she owes in unpaid rent, for her deceased husband had handled all their practical matters. Left to deal with it all by herself, she sees no way out. The situation is ultimately resolved by social workers, who mercilessly relocate the entire family to a one-room council flat. And Věra’s problems keep coming – her children are increasingly truant, her welfare payments are not enough to cover even her children’s most basic needs, and the penalty for the outstanding rent is growing... A young, ambitious lawyer, Ms. Slečinka, appears on the scene to help her, and is subsequently joined by an advocate for society’s vulnerable class, Mr. Kuchta. And the story gains momentum...

Cast / Irena Horváthová , Linda Rybová , David Prachař , Igor Chmela , Vladimír Javorský , Jana Janěková, Jr. , Petr Lněnička , David Matásek , Igor Bareš    Writer / Zdeněk Tyc    DoP / Patrik Hoznauer    Story / Zdeněk Tyc    Editor / Vladimír Barák    Animator / Adam Pitra    Sound / Jan Čeněk

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