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10 Ratings


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


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.

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Lea Directed by Ivan Fíla

Awards & Festivals

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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