Seven young people between the ages of twenty-three and thirty-three attempt to practice what used to be called a love affair in a big city in the late 1990s. And so they bump into each other amorously and get carried away across various longer or shorter-term romances that lead them back to loneliness.

Czechia, Slovenia 2000
109 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Vesna came to Prague from Macedonia because it is according to her the best place for UFOs to land, but her real reason for coming is somewhat different. Robert works for a travel agency and helps to arrange scenes from the everyday lives of „ordinary“ Czech families as an attraction for Japanese tourists. He also works as a kind of matchmaker and occasionally helps to put together some of his friends. He helps to separate his friend Hanka from Peter, an announcer for an independent radio station who tries to capture „real“ life by recording the moments from „reality“ and playing them over the air. Hanka is followed by the crazy Ondřej, until then a respected brain surgeon, and married with two kids. Through him she meets Jakub, who uses copious amounts of weed in order to be constructive in this gloomy world. On the other hand, this destroys his short-term memory – and he forgets that he already has a girlfriend.

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Director: David Ondříček
Based on: Olga Dabrowská, Petr Zelenka
Screenplay: Petr Zelenka
Cinematography: Richard Řeřicha
Music: Jan P. Muchow
Sound: Pavel Rejholec, Jakub Čech
Editing: Michal Lánský
Production Design: Radek Hanák
Producer: David Ondříček
Co-production: Iva Procházková, Jaroslav Kučera, Jan Jíra, Danijel Hočevar, Radovan Mišić, Tomáš Krejčí
Costumes: Kateřina Coufalíková
Cast: Labina Mitevska, Jitka Schneiderová, Saša Rašilov nejml., Jiří Macháček, Ivan Trojan, Mikuláš Křen, Dana Sedláková, Hana Maciuchová, František Němec

Czech Lions

2000 – Jiří Macháček (Best Supporting Actor)

Thessaloniki Film Festival

2000 – David Ondříček (International Competition)

Phoenix Film Festival

2003 – David Ondříček (World Cinema Audience Award)

  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.