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Sekal Has to Die (1998)

Je treba zabít Sekala (original title)
Baran, a protestant blacksmith arrives in the little village of Lakotice to kill Sekal, a cruel Nazi collaborator.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jura Baran
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Ivan Sekal
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Father Flora
Agnieszka Sitek ...
Anezka
Vlasta Chramostová ...
Marie
Ludovít Cittel ...
Barber Záprdek
Martin Sitta ...
Oberva Jr.
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Oberva Sr.
Milan Riehs ...
Mayor
Anton Sulik ...
Vcelný
Josef Bulík ...
Koukol
Bohuslav Licman ...
Sehnálek
Gustav Nezval ...
Stverák
Gustav Vondracek ...
Otáhal
Zdenek Kozák ...
Susil
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Baran, a protestant blacksmith arrives in the little village of Lakotice to kill Sekal, a cruel Nazi collaborator.

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16 October 1998 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

Der Bastard muss sterben  »

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Czech Republic's official submission to 71st Academy Award's Foreign Language in 1999. See more »

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Dark Gold
3 August 1999 | by (Prague, Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

A film of desperation and hypocrisy with stunning acting and absolutely mesmerising cinematography, it should not be missed. What would you do if a warped and vicious village bully threatened to tell the Nazis where you've hidden a gun if you didn't sell him your family farmland? Who would you turn to for help if he had blackmailed almost all the men in your village? How could you rid yourself of him if he was under Nazi protection? The sole and only reason I gave it a nine was that, while they had to dub the two excellent main actors and one fantastic actress because they are Polish, it was fairly jarring to me to hear it. Otherwise, I strongly recommend this film in more words than I am allowed to say here.


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