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12 Ratings

Lea

Directed by Ivan Fíla
Germany, Czech Republic, 1996
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

51-year-old Herbert Strehlow, a furniture restorer, falls in love with 21-year-old Lea, who has not spoken a word since childhood when her father killed her mother. She bears a striking resemblance to Herbert’s dead wife. They get married, but their relationship seems doomed.

Synopsis

51-year-old Herbert Strehlow, a furniture restorer, falls in love with 21-year-old Lea, who has not spoken a word since childhood when her father killed her mother. She bears a striking resemblance to Herbert’s dead wife. They get married, but their relationship seems doomed.

LeaDirected byIvan Fíla

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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1996 | Honorable Mention: OCIC Award
BFI London Film Festival
1997 | Winner: Satyajit Ray Award
Golden Globes (USA)
1998 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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