Lea (1996)

  |  Drama, Romance


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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 ... See full summary »


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19 August 2004 | ntmk
9
| An unexpected love story of unexpected love
Like life, Lea neither starts nor ends happily. And as in life, it's what happens in between that defines who we are and who we choose to become.

Lea the film and Lea the character are mesmerizing from first frame to last.

Unblinking in its brutal depiction of despair and the internal struggle for survival, Lea tells the story of two broken people, one who is afraid to talk and one who is afraid to open up, who, brought together through mercenary means, discover a unique method of communication and find in each other healing, hope, and unexpected love.

It is a simple film with a simple story, and simply told, it is simply exquisite.

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Genres

Drama | Romance

Details

Release Date:

22 May 1997

Language

Slovak


Country of Origin

Czech Republic, Germany, France

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$914 1 October 2000

Gross USA:

$31,071

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