Release year: 2010
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This rich and beautifully crafted film highlights one of the great mysteries of current European cinema: why has its Czech director Jan Hrebejk not yet been enshrined within the top tier of contemporary filmmakers?
His skill -- and that of his regular screenwriter, Petr Jarkovsky -- is showcased to breathtaking effect in this gripping study of family secrets, betrayal and reconciliation in the post-Communist era. Brilliantly paced and performed, it is one of 2010's must-sees.