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Milan Cieslar

Pramen zivota (Spring of Life)

Edition 2000
107' - 2000 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Czech
Director: Milan Cieslar Composer: Jan Cerny With: Monika Hilmerová, Michal Sieczkowski, Johana Tesarová
Milan Cieslar directed this war drama based on an actual Nazi project to groom young Aryan women for breeding. Soon after the Sudetenland is ceded to Germany, Gretka aces a ‘biological race examination’ and is sent to the idyllic Isolde Spa. There she, along with fresh-faced lasses, endures a strict social and physical training routine, though the reason behind the regimen does not become clear until a band of lecherous SS officers show up. (Jonathan Crow)

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Credits

Director

Milan Cieslar

Composer

Jan Cerny

With

Monika Hilmerová, Michal Sieczkowski, Johana Tesarová

Scenario

Milan Cieslar, Vladimír Körner

Director of Photography

Marek Jicha

Editor

Miloslav Liska

Producer

Marca Arichteva, Milan Cieslar

More information

Dialogue

Czech

Countries of production

Czech Republic

Screenplay based on

"Pramen zivota" (Vladimír Körner)

Year

2000

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