It's Better to Be Healthy and Wealthy than Poor and Sick

It's Better to Be Healthy and Wealthy than Poor and Sick

101 minutes
1992
Comedy / Drama
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A satiric tragi-comedy about two women and their lover Robert who is an emigrant that keeps coming back. This film shows chaotic post-communist Europe after the fall of totalitarianism. Two opposite characters, women, meet during the Velvet Revolution in November 1989. Intellectual dissident Nona and a Communist secret police boss’ mistress Ester. They meet at an anti-regime demonstration and become friends. They don’t want anything to do with politics, both want to get married and have kids, but also get rich. Crazy plans and risky attempts to realize their shared dreams land them in many sticky situations in the post-revolution chaos. Too much money gets in the way of the power of friendship.

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1992
Comedy / Drama

A satiric tragi-comedy about two women and their lover Robert who is an emigrant that keeps coming back. This film shows chaotic post-communist Europe after the fall of totalitarianism. Two opposite characters, women, meet during the Velvet Revolution in November 1989. Intellectual dissident Nona and a Communist secret police boss’ mistress Ester. They meet at an anti-regime demonstration and become friends. They don’t want anything to do with politics, both want to get married and have kids, but also get rich. Crazy plans and risky attempts to realize their shared dreams land them in many sticky situations in the post-revolution chaos. Too much money gets in the way of the power of friendship.

Creators

Juraj Jakubisko

Cast

Jiří Pecha, Deana Horváthová, František Kovár, Michal Gučík, Jiřina Třebická, Pavel Nový, Deana Horváthová-Jakubisková, Hana Packertová, Vilma Jamnická, Jozef Husár, Anton Živčic, Dagmar Veškrnová-Havlová, Tomáš Žilinčík, Stano Dančiak, Dušan Lenci, Vladimír Jedľovský, Zdeněk Dušek, Juraj Kukura, Oľga Zöllnerová, Karin Haydu, Marián Filadelfi, Hana Militká, Ján Barto, Milada Ondrašíková, Miroslav Topoľnický, Dagmar Havlová, František Velecký, Michaela Mikulášová-Čobejová, Ľubomír Paulovič, Eva Mária Chalupová