Archive of films Another Chance / Začít znovu

Czech Republic
2019, 75 min

Section: Czech Films 2018–2019
Year: 2019

Monika is pregnant by Mirek, a marriage con man who is serving time for cheating several women out of hundreds of thousands of crowns. A strong woman, Monika initially believes he can change, but over time she becomes increasingly afraid of him. Eva Tomanová’s empathetic documentary follows all the ups and downs of their unusual relationship.


Monika, a 38-year-old divorced mother of two, learns that she is pregnant by her new partner Mirek, who is 13 years her junior. But the manipulative Mirek is currently serving time for feigning a romantic interest in several women and conning them out of hundreds of thousands of crowns. He writes Monika love letters from prison, and she is touched. With time, however, this strong woman begins to fear his return from lockup – and yet she wants a man in her life. In a perceptive documentary that follows the protagonist over the course of several years, director Eva Tomanová captures a sweetly intimate and terrifyingly twisted form of romance that has claimed far too many victims.

Jan Škoda

About the director

Eva Tomanová

Eva Tomanová. Selected filmography (documentaries): In the Shadow of the Skulls (2011, TV film), Always Together (2014), I Won’t Sell My Soul (2016, TV film), Born in 1918 (2018, TV film), Another Chance (2019)


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Czech Films 2018–2019
Director: Eva Tomanová
Screenplay: Eva Tomanová
Dir. of Photography: Petr Koblovský, Michal Vojkůvka, Miroslav Šnábl, Jiří Krejčík
Music: Jakub Šimandl
Editor: Marek Šulík
Producer: Jiří Konečný
Production: Endorfilm
Coproduction: Česká televize
Contact: endorfilm


Jiří Konečný


Alena Müllerová


Eva Tomanová

Film Director


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