A Czech journalist joins a Prague radio station that broadcasts Nazi propaganda in order to protect his Jewish wife. However, as the Nazi rule over Czechoslovakia calls for more and more ... See full summary »

Director:

Marek Najbrt

Writers:

Robert Geisler (screenplay), Benjamin Tucek (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Matthias Brandt ... Radio Director
Jan Budar ... Colleague
David Czesany David Czesany ... Jew in transport
Marek Daniel ... Emil Vrbata
Cyril Drozda Cyril Drozda
Ludmila Hroudová Ludmila Hroudová ... Sekretárka
Pavel Kryl Pavel Kryl ... Zdenek
Tomás Mechácek ... Petr
Klára Melísková ... Vera
Martin Mysicka ... Franta
Václav Neuzil
Leos Noha
Sandra Nováková ... Krista
Jirí Ornest ... Fantl
Jana Plodková ... Hana Vrbatová
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A Czech journalist joins a Prague radio station that broadcasts Nazi propaganda in order to protect his Jewish wife. However, as the Nazi rule over Czechoslovakia calls for more and more collaboration, his relationship with his wife spirals downward. Written by IMDb

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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This arresting story is somewhat jarred by the horrible subtitles. Expressions are used which would not come into usage for another half century, and solecisms pop up too often. See more »

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Referenced in Za biják Kamila Fily: Mars (2018) See more »

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Stylish
14 April 2013 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

"Protektor" is fortunately not just another Holocaust movie. Since "Schindler's List", most of other attempts to grapple with this horrible blight to humanity, fell short. Perhaps Steven Spielberg made the ultimate Holocaust movie. Director Marek Najbrt, luckily comes up with a fresh idea. His stylish film-noir, filmed beautifully, is more than anything else, a treatise on the nature of collaboration. It is easy to simplify matters and judge with the righteous indignation those who served the losing side. People do it for variety of reasons, fear, money, blackmail or the sweet arousal of power. And some, like increasingly, as movie goes, dis likable Emil, manage to convince themselves that there is no other choice. But, there always is, even if it means pain and sacrifice. Some other Emil will ardently serve similar masters in different uniforms, only few years later. Alas, that is the nature of humanity. As long as there is, a heavy boot of oppression, there will be enthusiastic servitude of shoe-shiners.


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Official Sites:

Negativ

Country:

Czech Republic | Germany

Language:

Czech | German

Release Date:

5 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Protector See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,968, 7 August 2011

Gross USA:

$2,968

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$473,528
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