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Set in the Libyan Desert in WW2 a battalion of Czech soldiers face the siege of Tobruk.

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Václav Marhoul

Writers:

Václav Marhoul (screenplay), Stephen Crane (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Meduna ... Private Jiri Pospíchal
Petr Vanek ... Private Jan Lieberman
Robert Nebrenský Robert Nebrenský ... Corporal Kohák
Michal Novotný ... Private Ruzicka
Martin Nahálka Martin Nahálka ... Sergeant Borný
Matús Krátky Matús Krátky ... Private Janický
Krystof Rímský Krystof Rímský ... Private Kutina
Petr Lnenicka Petr Lnenicka ... Private Sajda
Andrej Polák Andrej Polák ... Private Dunda
Petr Stach ... Private Dubálek
Radim Fiala ... Lieutenant Halík
Matej Hádek ... Redhead
Karel Klinovsky Karel Klinovsky ... Battalion Commander
Petr Halberstadt Petr Halberstadt ... Battalion Doctor
Petr Vrsek Petr Vrsek ... Battalion Chaplain
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Storyline

It is the story of Jiri and Jan, two Czech soldiers, battling alongside the allied forces against the Germans, during World War II in Tobruk, Libya. Jiri Pospichal, eighteen years old, signs up as a volunteer in the Czechoslovak army. His naive ideas about heroism are rawly confronted with the hell of the African desert, complicated relationships in his unit and the ubiquitous threat of death. Written by AnonymousB

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History | War

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Language:

Czech | Slovak | Portuguese

Release Date:

4 September 2008 (Slovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

La bataille de Tobrouk See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Budget:

CZK 80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$112,656 (Czech Republic), 11 September 2008, Limited Release
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Runtime:

(original) | (Pantalla Pinamar Festival)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Clips from this film are used in 'Desert War', a two-part television documentary, broadcast on ABC television in Australia in April/May 2013. See more »

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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 24 November 2009 (2009) See more »

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About some action near Tobruk and nothing like the "Battle of"
5 July 2011 | by Shaolin_ApuSee all my reviews

This narrow insight into the famous battle of the North African Campaign during the Second World War could just leave you cold. Agreed, there generally aren't too many productions about the (Czecho)Slovakian participation in the war but I have to say that Dark Blue World was simply the better and the more interesting movie. Maybe I was just too much disappointed by the advertising of the film that promised to consider the whole battle but this film presented only very small portion of the action. More highlighted were some shocking twists of a runaway soldier, which maybe have a fair anti-war purpose but then the movie should have had entirely a different name than "Tobruk". Avoid this if you want to see a film about the battle of Tobruk; and watch this if you were looking for a film about war in bare bones.


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