The burning of the village of Lidice by Nazi Germany is the only official genocide during the war. The film tells three interconnected stories that all have to do with burning down and the ... See full summary »
Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation ... See full summary »
A three-part crime miniseries from the new cycle Detectives from the Holy Trinity, directed by one of the best present-day Czech film directors Jan Hrebejk. Containing retro-elements and ... See full summary »
Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are ... See full summary »
Princess Arabela, the daughter of the King of the fairy tale world escapes before the revenge of a cunning and deceitful magician Rumburak and leaves the world of fairy tales. She meets ... See full summary »
Set in 1989 at the end of the Communist era even as the Berlin Wall was falling, a humble train dispatcher who's lived all his life in a small hamlet on the Czech side of the Czech-Polish border has been tormented by disturbing dreams about what happened to his ethnic German babysitter at the end of WW II. At the same time, a strange man of few to no words (is he mute?) in his mid 40s, shows up in the small hamlet with an old photograph and an ax. Much ensues...Written by
I saw an announcement for this movie which included a screenshot: I barely read the synopsis and went, and I'm very glad I did! The black and white images, gradually including shades of grey, are beautiful and captivating, though of course haunting given the movie's theme. It's a story of loneliness, old crimes, and ethnic hatreds fueled by WWII. Worth watching also to learn something about the fate of that part of Europe.
I'm not sure whether someone already mentioned this, but I think it would be nice for viewers to know that Nebel = fog in German.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this