I liked this Netflix pick so much, it deserves a post of it's own. This
romantic epic from director Ondrej Trojan, Zelary, Oscar nominated
(Best Foreign Language Film, 2003), is well worth adding to your
queue. The script is based on the autobiographical novella, Jozova
Hanule (Joe's Annie), by Květa Legátová. Set in Nazi occupied
Prague, in 1943, a sophisticated medical student, who is a member
of the Czech resistance, is betrayed to the Gestapo and is forced to
to marry a simple rural peasant, who agrees to hide her in the rustic
village of Zelary.
Posing as his wife, she is at first angry and defiant, but eventually
falls in love and becomes attached to the tranquil community. This
film was beautifully shot in rural Slovakia and set to a gorgeous
musical score. It's a quietly powerful film, full of charm and engaging
actors. It's definitely worth a watch. I give it a willowy two thumbs
up. This is a romantic epic, but by no means a chick flick. You'll like it.