/ slovak title: Emil z hôr / writer: Juraj Rayman / illustration: Marta Prokopová / graphic Design: Martina Rozinajová / publisher: filmotras / project presentation: Marta Prokopová and Nikodém Kadleček /
High in the hills, deep in the wilderness, far from civilization, Emil of the Mountain grew up. He lived alone, but he was not alone. Nothing was missing, nothing made him angry or disturbed. But only until he was able to save Horak Hubert Halapartn, a well-groomed promoter of Horác Hubert, who helped him save his life, and a little bit of calculus (that's the way how these people live), he showed the portrait of the mysterious princess with the bump. He only had one look in her eyes, and Emil fatefully falls in love. Suddenly in his native wilds, it became unbearably miss something that previously did not know - love. For love, young men are willing to risk different indiscretions, and Emil was not different. He left the wilderness, set out on a trip to the civilization with Horace, and even wrapped his trousers at the end of the story.
"Believe it, sweet children. Whether you believe it or not, a young man who did not follow basic hygiene principles once lived. Not only did he not wash, comb, shave his beard, wash his feet or yellow teeth, he never even changed his socks or shorts. How could you change them if you didn't have one? His two-meter body was covered with thick hair. It protected him from the weather and at the same time provided shelter to the army of small insects, which kept him company during long winter evenings. It was a wild Emil from the mountains. In the summer, he made his living with honey of bees and forest berries, and slept in winter. His massive snoring dropped into the valleys of the avalanche, and when he woke up and yawned in spring, it sounded like a thunder."
"Emil couldn't take his eyes of the portrait of an unknown princess from the Hubert Collection. Where others only saw nasty acne, he saw real beauty. The girl's eyes were beautifully tinted and full lips seemed to whisper: Fall in love with me! Emil felt all over his body he spills the heat, while the chills come up on his back, his ears rumbling, rang and clinking, something in his chest groaning and a sweet and painful restlessness settling in his soul. Emil suddenly didn't understand anything, he tried to break it up, he tried to do what made him happy so far, but nothing helped, although everything was the same, the sky was tall and blue, the grass green and juicy and the trees sublime as every year at this time, Emil couldn't enjoy anything. He felt like he was missing something."
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