Nothing Like Before

Nic jako dřív

documentary / 2017 / Czech Republic / col. / 92 min.

Director: Klára Tasovská, Lukáš Kokeš
Screenplay: Klára Tasovská, Lukáš Kokeš
Photography: Lukáš Kokeš
Editor: Klára Tasovská
Music: dné

They are 19 years old, lead normal teenage lives, and attend the same school in a small Czech border town. The film portrays Teo, Renata, Anička, and Nikola at a time when looming adulthood is beginning to cast an anxious shadow over their carefree high school existence. Each of them faces a momentous challenge whose outcome will change their life forever. And it's not only about leaving exams. Who will succeed, who will fail, and who will truly come of age? The camera is virtually one with the characters, for the most part, immersing the viewer in the world of each protagonist. Dynamic editing underscores the young generationʼs restlessness and lack of focus. Nothing Like Before offers a cinematically captivating look into the lives of teenagers forced to grow up sooner than they would like.