NOT A CHANCE
by Zdenek Tyc
The Horváth family has seven children. This story begins with the tragic, unexpected death of their father, which leaves their mother Věra alone in a battle against the authorities. She is determined to keep her large family together at any cost, but she is hopelessly unprepared for the task that faces her. Social services apply for a court order for her children to be taken away from her and placed in institutional care. From one day to the next, they are shunted to peripheral social housing with just one room. The case between Věra and the city authorities is taken on by an ambitious young lawyer, who doesn't know anything about Roma culture and is not too interested anyway. She sees the case a stepping stone for her burgeoning career.
Inspired by the true story of a Roma widow and mother of nine children.
|international title:||Not a Chance|
|original title:||El Paso|
|directed by:||Zdenek Tyc|
|release date:||CZ 19/03/2009|
|cast:||Denisa Demeterová, Albert Dudy, Tomás Fedák, Irena Horváthová, Jan Istok, Dudyová Nelly, Nikola Nováková, Katerina Poláková, David Prachař, Linda Rybová|
|cinematography by:||Jirí Berka, Patrik Hoznauer|
|film editing:||Vladimír Barák|
|costumes designer:||Andrea Kralova|
|production:||Total Help Art|