(Kraska n Nesnazich)
DVD Review by Kam Williams
Headline: Czech Soap Opera Featuring Steamy Love Triangle Arrives on DVD
In the wake of floods which devastated much of
Jarda is then unceremoniously carted off to jail, much to the embarrassment of Marcela, who is fed up being stuck with a grease monkey this dumb and willing to break the law. So, she takes the kids to stay with her mother (Jana Brejchova), but that situation isn’t much better, because her lecherous step-dad (Jiri Schmitzer) is a dirty old man. Soon, the creep’s exposing himself to and making passes at 15 year-old Lucina, and setting unrealistic house rules, thus, it’s obvious that this arrangement won’t work either.
A chance for a new lease on life arrives the day Marcela ventures down to the police station to bail her bum of a husband from behind bars. Ironically, Evzen (Josef Abrhám) the dapper gent whose Volvo Jarda had pilfered just happens to be there, too, and he turns out to be as generous as she is gorgeous. Furthermore, he isn’t the type to hold grudges against wives of guys who rob him, especially if they’re attractive and willing to move in with him.
The elderly land baron has an irresistible carrot to dangle, having inherited both a farm and a vineyard in
In America, there probably wouldn’t be much of a mystery as to whom the woman would pick, but judging from Beauty in Trouble, Prague appears to be a place where females put as much stock in sexual chemistry as in money and material means. A charming adventure where a two-bit hustler enjoys equal footing with a sweet Sugar Daddy.
A beauty in trouble? Not really. Queen takes pawn, Czech-mate!
Excellent (4 stars)
In Czech with subtitles.
Running time: 110 minutes
Studio: Menemsha Films
DVD Extras: Theatrical trailer.