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Slovak Republic / Czech Republic / Austria
2018, 113 min

Section: Czech Films 2017–2018

  1H2 Friday 29/6 13:30 Husovka Theatre
  351 Sunday 1/7 9:00 Cinema B
  7L5 Thursday 5/7 16:30 Lazne III Cinema

Who suffers more, the son of the victim or the son of the murderer? Presented at the Berlinale, Martin Šulík’s coproduction drama follows a journey taken by two dissimilar men who are bound together by the tragedy of the Holocaust. Starring Jiří Menzel and Peter Simonischek, a familiar face from the successful Toni Erdmann.


Synopsis

An 80-year-old Slovak man named Ali (Jiří Menzel) heads to Vienna to see the former SS officer responsible for his parents’ death. Instead of the perpetrator, however, he only finds his 70-year-old son Georg (Peter Simonischek), who disavowed his father’s past long ago. Opposites attract for some reason, and Ali intrigues Georg, so the pair set off on a trip through Slovakia in order to shed light on the wartime tragedy. Yet an unavoidable settling of accounts ferments beneath the veneer of comic discord between ascetic Ali and bon vivant Georg: The darkness of the past can never entirely fade away. In an era of dangerous revisionism surrounding the events of the Second World War, the filmmakers emphasize the healing effects of dialogue between individuals and nations.

Jan Škoda

About the director

Martin Šulík (b. 1962, Žilina, Czechoslovakia). Selected filmography: Tenderness (1991), Everything I Like (1992), The Garden (1995), Orbis Pictus (1997), Landscape (2000), The City of the Sun (2005), Gypsy (2011), Slovakia 2.0 (2014)

Contacts

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Czech Films 2017–2018
   
Director: Martin Šulík
Screenplay: Marek Leščák, Martin Šulík
Dir. of Photography: Martin Štrba
Music: Vladimír Godár 
Editor: Olina Kaufmanová
Producer: Rudolf Biermann, Martin Šulík, Bruno Wagner
Production: In Film Praha s.r.o.
Coproduction: RTVS – Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska, Česká televize
Cast: Jiří Menzel, Peter Simonischek, Zuzana Mauréry
Sales: Celluloid Dreams
Distributor: AQS a.s.

Guests

Rudolf Biermann

Producer

Olina Kaufmanová

Producer, Film Editor


Helena Uldrichová

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