We Are Never Alone (Petr Vaclav) Czech Republic

We Are Never Alone
Petr Vaclav
Czech Republic. 2016. 105 min

A paranoid prison guard moves into a village flanked by a state motorway. He befriends his new neighbour, an unemployed hypochondriac supported by his wife, working in the local grocery. Weary of life and caring for her two sons, she develops an attraction to the nightclub bouncer, but he is in love with the club stripper, who is in turn waiting for the father of her child to return from the same prison where our prison guard works. A story about the demons of our day.

Duduvá plays Sylva, a single mother whose partner is in jail. She works in a nightclub where Godla woos her without much success. He, in turn, is the unlikely object of desire of a middle-aged woman (Lenka Vlasáková) who works in a small grocery shop. She is married to a fiery hypochondriac who wastes his days in self-loathing and/or conspiring with an ultra-nationalist prison guard (Miroslav Hanus).


Petr Václav was born on June 11, 1967 in Prague, Czechoslovakia [now in Czech Republic]. He is a director and writer, known for Marian (1996), Paralelní svety (2001) and Cesta ven (2014). Graduated from the Department of Documentary Creation at FAMU in 1995(Prague).