Family life during wartime: children are against parents, brothers are against sisters, wives are against husbands... A highly realistic family portrait that turns into a metaphor of a totally messed up society. Disturbing, epic and intimate at once.
A realistic drama about a company in which everyone is hit by the financial crisis. In three main stories, we follow different Slovaks who wrestle with everyday worries and issues such as alcoholism, divorce and family dramas.
For instance Miroslav, the boss, has to deal with problems in his company and at home. The lonely old Béla resists his adult children's plan to put him in a nursing home. Béla’s sacked son Atilla refuses to see the consequences of his imminent divorce. A wedding finally brings all the characters together. It becomes an evening filled with misery, but also with hope of a better future.
Director Mátyás Prikler and scriptwriter Marek Lešcák made this film based on events which they saw around them. Precisely because of the authentic story, they decided to use documentary methods; they filmed without extra lighting, with simple handheld cameras and a small crew.
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