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by Tomáš Mašín


It's 1947, a time of sensuality, extravagance, humour and endless expectation. Ivan Heinz, 19, a good-looking fop leaves home to join his bohemian friends on an action-packed journey of artistic ideals, inspiring erotic games and celebration of total freedom. While putting together his first collection of poetry, Ivan rushes headlong into a destructive romance with the exquisite and bisexual Jana. As the new communist regime drifts to show its repressive face, Jana initiates Ivan into her decadent, hedonistic lifestyle. The new authorities demand absolute obedience. But Ivan and Jana are light-footed dancers on the razor's edge. They scoff at mandatory work regulations, survive by petty theft and plan their escape to Paris. The borders are unexpectedly sealed. Yet Ivan always has some crazy plan up his sleeve...

international title: 3 Seasons in Hell
original title: 3 sezony v pekle
country: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia
sales agent: The Yellow Affair
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Tomáš Mašín
film run: 100'
release date: CZ 05/11/2009
screenplay: Tomáš Mašín
cast: Karolina Gruszka, Krystof Hádek, Martin Huba, Jan Kraus, Tomasz Tyndyk, Ľuboš Kostelný, Tatiana a.k.a. Tána Pauhofová, Matej Ruppert
cinematography by: Karl Oskarsson
film editing: Petr Turyna
art director: Martin Kurel
costumes designer: Katarína Hollá
music: Filip Jelínek
producer: Monika Kristlová, Jasmin Torbati
production: Dawson Production, Soundsquare, UPP, Czech Television - Česká televize, Studio Babelsberg, Trigon Productions
backing: Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography, MEDIA, Eurimages, Ministry of Culture Slovakia

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