A Cottage Near the Woods

The Lavička's, a Czech family from the city, rents a house in the country with the option to buy. However, old Mr Komárek seems reluctant to sell the house as they agreed.

Na samotě u lesa
Czechoslovakia 1976
95 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Married couple Věra and Oldřich Lavička want to buy a country cottage for their children, little Petr and Zuzana. Their friends, the Zvon couple, own a mill in a picturesque village. They find the nearby old man Komárek's house for the Lavičkas. The old man rents a room to the Lavička family and promises to sell them the entire cottage. The different members of the family have very different impressins of the country holiday. Oldřich is delighted and consults on future repairs with another holiday-home owner named Kos, who has hired a bricklayer named Lorenc. Lorenc is not doing much at the moment except idly drinking his beer but he is incredibly cheap to hire…

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Director: Jiří Menzel
Screenplay: Zdeněk Svěrák, Ladislav Smoljak
Cinematography: Jaromír Šofr
Music: Jiří Šust
Sound: Adam Kajzar
Editing: Jiřina Lukešová
Production Design: Zbyněk Hloch
Producer: Jan Šuster
Costumes: Zdena Štěpánová, Věra Kubíková, Jiřina Vrbová
Cast: Josef Kemr, Zdeněk Svěrák, Daniela Kolářová, Marie Hradilková, Martin Hradilek, Jan Tříska, Ladislav Smoljak, Naďa Urbánková, Zdeněk Blažek
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.