Build A House, Plant A Tree / Postav dom, zasad strom
Build A House, Plant A Tree" is a film from Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko made in the late 1970s with a strong cast of Czech actors. It tells the story of Matus, a romantic outsider who moves to a remote village in eastern Slovakia with the intention of fulfilling the timeless rural tradition of building a home, planting a tree, digging a well, and fathering a son. However, during the harsh era of normalization, it becomes all too easy to forget that theft is only a temporary means to an end and that love and conscience are the only true foundations for a fulfilling life. The film, which Jakubisko directed without contributing to the screenplay, stands out in his filmography as a unique exploration of the rural Slovak tradition.
Length 88 min.
Production Year 1979
Subtitles Slovak, English
Format DVD (PAL)
Director Juraj Jakubisko
Cast Jana Brezinova, Gustav Opocensky, Pavel Novy, Ondrej Pavelka, Zdenek Dusek, Anton Sulik st., Vilma Jamnicka, Beata Znakova-Drotarova, Ivan Laca, Mikulas Simko, Viliam Hodon, Ivan Drozdy, Lubor Dohnal, Anton Sulik ml., Martin Sanitrar
Also Known As:
(original title) - Postav dom, zasad strom
Hungary - Építs házat, ültess fát!
Italy - Pianta un albero e costruisci una casa
West Germany - Bau' ein Haus, pflanz' einen Baum
World-wide (English title) - Build a House, Plant a Tree
World-wide (English title) (alternative title) - Plant a Tree, Build a House
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