Alena Mihulová, Boleslav Polívka, Tatiana Wilhelmová,
Dedicated home-care nurse Vlasta (Karlovy Vary winner Alena Mihulová) traipses around the south Moravia countryside on bus and foot tending to (and bantering with) patients too infirm or elderly to travel. When she herself is diagnosed with a serious illness, she turns to alternative therapies and the company of women healers. The Czech Republic’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film is a rueful, touching mix of realism, absurdity, irony, and daring gallows humor.
- Slávek Horák
- Jan Šťastný
- with English subtitles
- 92 mins