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Servants (2020)

Two students of a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia must decide if they'll choose the easier way of collaboration, or if they'll subject themselves to the surveillance of the secret police.


Ivan Ostrochovský
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel Skyva Samuel Skyva ... Juraj
Samuel Polakovic Samuel Polakovic ... Michal
Vlad Ivanov ... Dr. Ivan
Vladimír Strnisko Vladimír Strnisko ... Dean
Milan Mikulcík ... Spiritual
Tomas Turek Tomas Turek ... Ductor
Vladimír Zboron Vladimír Zboron ... Secretary
Martin Sulík ... Physician
Vladimír Obsil Vladimír Obsil ... Father Coufar
Zvonko Lakcevic Zvonko Lakcevic ... Secret Policeman 1
Peter Zálesnák Peter Zálesnák ... Secret Policeman 2
Dusan Kuznecov Dusan Kuznecov ... Minister
Filip Novák Filip Novák ... Seminarian
Ján Marcin Ján Marcin ... Seminarian
Svätozár Rúzicka Svätozár Rúzicka ... Seminarian


The year is 1980. Michal and Juraj are students at a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Fearing the dissolution of their school, the tutors are moulding the seminarians into a shape satisfactory to the ruling Communist Party. Each of the young students must decide if he will give into the temptation and choose the easier way of collaborating with the regime, or if he will subject himself to draconian surveillance by the secret police.

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Nice picture, unfinished story.
2 March 2020 | by OhmSpectatorSee all my reviews

A very nice B/W picture. The story describes an interesting aspect of Slovak history (catholic church under communists). However, the story feels unfinished.

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March 2020 (Slovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Sluzobníci See more »

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Bratislava, Slovakia

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