God's Stone Quarry (One Year In North Bohemia)

God's Stone Quarry (One Year In North Bohemia)

God's Stone Quarry (One Year In North Bohemia)

God's Stone Quarry (One Year In North Bohemia)

God's Stone Quarry (One Year In North Bohemia)

God's Stone Quarry (One Year In North Bohemia)

God's Stone Quarry (One Year In North Bohemia)

2005 / Czech Republic / 88min

"For someone, it's Gott, for another, it's Satan. I put sugar in my coffee. Each has his own truths, even the crystalline rock in the Krušné Hory mountains. The buzzard snatched the young hare and the spider lies in wait for the fly. Bulls will end up in the goulash. The sportsman wants to win, the horse wants to win, vineyard farmers want to win, and President Klaus wants to win. I'll tell on the birds in the heavens, but the energy industry must always remain a serious issue. You let someone into your home, you don't even know who they are, and they cause you harm. The devil manipulates people, but crystalline rock is everlasting." God's Stone Quarry is similar in form to Rychlík's older film, One Year, which focused on people long settled in the Horňácko region straddling the Moravian-Slovak border. At first sight, the interconnectedness of the Carpathian highlanders' lifestyle, culture, and economy with their environment, their respect for nature and the natural and divine orders of the world vastly differ from the lives of the people inhabiting Northern Bohemia's "lunar" landscape. But human dreams and desires are the same everywhere, even in a region which seems to have been written off. The film takes us on a search for happiness in a hapless land.

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  • Original title
    Kamenolom boží aneb jeden rok v Severních Čechách
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Břetislav Rychlík
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Martin Duba, Karel Slach
  • Editing
    Tonička Janková
  • Music
  • Sound
    Vladimír Chrastil, Igor Pokorný, Jan Zikmund, Petr Stuchlík
  • Duration
    88 min
  • Year
    2005
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    CZE
  • Subtitles
    ENG
  • Production
    Česká televize
    Kavčí hory
    140 70 Praha 4
    Czech Republic
    tel: 261137106
    fax: 261216628
    e-mail: petra.stovikova@ceskatelevize.cz, jitka.prochazkova@ceskatelevize.cz
    Film & Sociologie
    Pod zvonařkou 10
    120 00 Praha 2
    Czech Republic
    e-mail: fas@seznam.cz
  • Distribution
    CinemArt, a.s.
    Národní třída 28
    111 21 Praha 1
    Czech Republic
    tel: +420 224 949 110
    fax: +420 221 105 220
    e-mail: info@cinemart.cz
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