[on the origins of Divided We Fall (2000)] We were inspired in part by the story a friend told us, about a family who hid a Jewish man during the war, and to protect themselves from suspicion they started to collaborate. Their neighbors hated them for it, not knowing the truth. We were interested in the paradox of that situation. The second was the birth of the child, in these very strange surroundings - that actually happened to the son of a famous Czech poet. The third was the German officer, who we learned about from another friend of ours. The scriptwriter, Petr Jarchovský, collected all these ideas together and wrote the story.