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Zelary (2003)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40704025
UPC: 043396070219
UPC 14: 00043396070219
Category Keywords: Romance  Romances  Small Town Life  World War II
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Eliska, a young nurse working at a hospital is carrying on a love affair with richard, a surgeon. They're members of a secret resistance movement against the nazi'S. A love triangle ensues when a local resident needs a transfusion. As the gestapo closes in on them, lives get lost and changed forever.

"...absorbing... powerful.   A.O. Scott, New York Times
"...a romantic alchemy that's raw, unsettling, and touching.  Bill Gallo, Dallas Observer

Editor's Note
A stunning drama of epic proportions, Ondrej Trojan's ZELARY is set in the chaos and upheaval of Eastern Europe during WWII, and garnered an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Eliska (Anna Geislerová) is a young woman who is involved with the Prague resistance, along with her lover Richard (Ivan Trojan), a surgeon. She works in a city hospital as a nurse, where one night a badly injured man named Joza arrives, desperately in need of a blood transfusion. Eliska is the only person who has the same blood type, and she saves his life, cementing their bond through shared blood. When her underground activities are discovered and she is forced to hide from the Gestapo, she is sent to her former patient's remote village to pose as his rural farm wife. Her new husband is a simple, childlike man, and her adopted milieu is a holdover from a century past. The urban, modern woman is forced to adapt to her new surroundings, while the antagonism between she and Joza slowly develops into a deep love. The breathtakingly gorgeous scenery, dramatic storyline that addresses themes both timeless and historical, and the enchanting performances of the actors, all contribute to making ZELARY an unforgettable, truly moving experience.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/8/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 148 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 07021
Video UPC UPC: 00043396070219
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Czech
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Czech
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.78:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Anna Geislerova
Video Cast Info Gyorgy Cserhalmi
Video Cast Info Jaroslava Adamova
Video Cast Info Miroslav Donutil
Video Cast Info Asen Sopov - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Kveta Legatova - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Milan Kuchynka - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Ondrej Trojan - Director
Video Cast Info Ondrej Trojan - Producer
Video Cast Info Petr Jarchovsky - Writer
Video Cast Info Petr Ostrouchov - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Vladimir Barak - Editor

Professional Reviews

Variety 8 of 10
Managing to be at once epic and intimate, Zelary matches a resilient urban woman against a compassio - Eddie Cockrell

San Francisco Chronicle 8 of 10
The stream of films about this period seems to never stop. "Zelary'' distinguishes itself from the p - Ruthe Stein

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Geislerova,Anna
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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