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František Vláčil Czechoslovakia, 1970

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The aftermath of WW2 is played out almost completely in an old mansion on the Czech countryside In Frantisek Vlacil's mysterious chamberpiece. As it elegantly unfolds, cultural prejudices and deep longings clash between two individuals who came out of the war from opposite sides and has to share the same space. The unsaid echoes loud in Vlacil's walls of confinements and dictates how visually arresting cinema can be.