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Dark Blue World (2001)
"Tmavomodrý svet" (original title)

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The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ondrej Vetchý ...
Frantisek Sláma
Krystof Hádek ...
Karel Vojtisek
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Susan Whitmore
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Wing Commander Bentley
Oldrich Kaiser ...
Jan Machatý
David Novotný ...
Bedrich Mrtvý
Linda Rybová ...
Hanicka Pecharova
Jaromír Dulava ...
Railwayman Kanka
Lukás Kantor ...
Tom Tom
Radim Fiala ...
Jura Sysel
Juraj Bernáth ...
Jan Gregora
Miroslav Táborský ...
Vilha Houf
Hans-Jörg Assmann ...
Doctor Blaschke
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German Officer Hesse
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English Teacher
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Storyline

March 15, 1939: Germany invades Czechoslovakia. Czech and Slovak pilots flee to England, joining the RAF. After the war, back home, they are put in labor camps, suspected of anti-Communist ideas. This film cuts between a post-war camp where Franta is a prisoner and England during the war, where Franta is like a big brother to Karel, a very young pilot. On maneuvers, Karel crash lands by the rural home of Susan, an English woman whose husband is MIA. She spends one night with Karel, and he thinks he's found the love of his life. It's complicated by Susan's attraction to Franta. How will the three handle innocence, Eros, friendship, and the heat of battle? When war ends, what then? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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War | Drama | Action | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

17 May 2001 (Czech Republic)  »

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Dark Blue World  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,634 (USA) (4 January 2002)

Gross:

$258,215 (USA) (31 May 2002)
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The film's closing epilogue states: "By the year 1951 all the Czechoslovak RAF airmen were released from the labor camps. But they remained outcasts for most of their lives. It was only in 1991 that the survivors were rehabilitated and recognized for their wartime service." See more »

Goofs

In one scene set during the 1939 sequence in Czechoslovakia there is a reference to Hitler and his mistress Eva Braun. Braun's very existence, let alone her status as Hitler's mistress, was not widely known to the public until the announcement of their marriage just prior to their dual suicide in 1945. See more »

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Oberleutnant Hesse: I understand how you feel. A German officer would shoot himself in a situation like this. But you can... You are a different type of person. Heil Hitler!
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Edited from Memphis Belle (1990) See more »

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Pochod karnevalu umelecké besedy
by Jaroslav Jezek
Performed by Dvorakuv komorní orchestr
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One of the best films I´ve seen this year
21 December 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I missed it at the cinema and have rented it on DVD. If you get the chance I would recommend it as it´s better than nearly everything I´ve seen at the cinema or on DVd this year. That isn´t to say it´s one of the best films ever or anything, it´s just I´ve seen a lot of rubbish :)

Can´t really add to what´s already been said except 8/10


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