Archive of films The Border / Hranice
2006, 29 min
Section: Czech Films 2006-2007
This drama, loosely based on the short story by Otakar Rambousek, describes an operation which the Communist State Security launched during the late 1940s and early 1950s. One of its victims is the journalist Karel Rubeš, who decides to emigrate to West Germany. It isn’t until he is over the border that, during his interrogation by “American” officers, he realises the monstrous trap that has been set for him…
During the late 1940s and early 1950s the Communist State Security launched “Operation Kameny”; one of its victims is the journalist Karel Rubeš. Rubeš faces imprisonment for subversive activities and so he decides to emigrate. He contacts a group of secret “transporters” and manages to get across the Šumava border into West Germany without any problem. It is only when he is over the border that, during his interrogation by American officers, he realises the monstrous trap that has been laid for him… This drama, loosely based on the short story by Otakar Rambousek What the Deputy Said, was broadcast last spring on Czech TV.
About the director
Martin Kopp (b. 1983, Prague) began making amateur films when still at school and took a year’s course in film direction at Pollas Studio. He attended film school in Písek and wrote scripts for the short films False Heart and The Last Room, which he also produced (2005). Here he also began working on the screenplay for The Border, completed at the Miroslav Ondříček Film Academy in Písek and shot in collaboration with Czech TV. Kopp also directs video clips and has teamed up with Czech TV for the series On the Road.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Czech Films 2006-2007|
|Dir. of Photography:||Jiří Studnička|
|Producer:||Ctibor Pouba, Miloň Terč|
|Production:||Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček in Písek|
|Cast:||Martin Hoffman, Vladimír Dlouhý, Pavel Kříž, Ljuba Krbová|
|Contact:||Czech Television - Telexport|