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Matchmaking Mayor

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Year
2010
Country
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
Duration
72min
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A situational documentary about a generation of singles in their 30s who live in a medium-sized Slovak village, and their mayor who, in an effort to maintain the village population, sets out to bring them together. The village of Zemplínske Hámre lies in eastern Slovakia close to the Slovak-Ukranian border. It took its mayor, a retired army general, seven years to straighten out the whole village. Nearly all houses have been repaired, the gardens are in bloom, there are four grocer’s shops and two pubs, and the brook is crystal clear. However, there is a persistent problem bothering the mayor. The village is slowly but surely dying out. The issue has made its presence felt in all European villages in regions with inadequate work opportunities. However, he has decided to tackle the “pan European countryside trend” and he tries to motivate the singles in the village to marry each other and start families. After more than a year no one has responded to his extensive financial reward and now he is organizing a big party for all the singles from the region.

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