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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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friendship | england | pilot | mia | labor camp | See more »

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War | Drama | Action | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Features some reused footage from the 1968 movie "Battle of Britain". 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 »

Quotes

Sysel: [while being shaved by Pierce] We won't go up today. We have become the permanent reserve
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Edited from Memphis Belle (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Svítá
by Voskovec, Werich and Jezek
Performed by Orchestr Osvobozeného divadla
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Take a chance and see this low key WW2 story...
18 December 2004 | by (Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this movie. Great, realistic looking combat footage for one thing and a touching, genuine story also. The calm, understated manner of the lead character, Franta, makes him very likable. The human relationships in the story seemed so very typical and possible of what you could expect in war time. The bond between Franta and Carel shows the loyalty wartime comrades can have for each other and that is often described in books and interviews with veterans. The subtitles do not detract from the story at all and actually serve to underline the problems the Czech pilots had in the RAF. The postwar storyline is a great reminder that for many the suffering of WW2 did not end in 1945, especially in Russian occupied countries. The cinematography was also very good. Wish I could have seen it on the big screen.


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