The white gravestones at the military cemetery in English Brookwood display many Czech names. These were members of the British army of Czechoslovak origin who fought here and died for ...
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The white gravestones at the military cemetery in English Brookwood display many Czech names. These were members of the British army of Czechoslovak origin who fought here and died for their homeland in the Second World War. The cries of the wounded and dying shift the story a quarter-century back. The crew of one of the bombers is composed of a Slovak captain, Pavel (Svatopluk Matyás), an English co-pilot and navigator, a Canadian radioman and a pair of Czech gunners, nicknamed Student (Jirí Bednár) and Shorty (Jirí Hrzán).Written by
This movie is realistic and even crude, and maybe that is the reason, why it's so impressive. Instead of romantic (nearly melodramatic) scenes, incorporated to the Sverak's "Tmavomodry svet" (Dark Blue World) it offers stories from ordinary, cruel life of Czech pilots in Great Britain. And it's even more deeper. The final scene with two soldiers - Czech and German, which are not enemies more, when the both men are facing their destiny in despair... Some of the most haunting moments includes also story of soldier, which received serious face injury and now must try to reconcile himself... The main storyline follows the story of two young Czech pilots - Student (falling to an unhappy romance with British radio-operator) and Prcek, both excellently acted (by remarkable talents Jiri Bednar and Jiri Hrzan). Music fits the whole film very well, featuring funny scene, where the famous tune "Skoda lasky" (originally Czech and in England known as "Roll out the Barell") is performed by the traveling soldiers in two languages... This is definitely one of the best Czech movies of the 60's and also the greatest Czech war movie at all.
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