OCCUPATION 1968 OCCUPATION 1968

Five short films, one documentary film – the events of the Prague Spring seen from the perspective of the occupying powers. Aside from the Soviet Union, other Warsaw Pact nations took part in the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968: Bulgarian, German, Polish and Hungarian soldiers were sent abroad as well, in part unexpectedly. In 2018 five directors from these countries investigated what the role of the occupier meant and means both then and now. The filmmakers have managed in the process to get extremely close to their main characters. The films, each 26 minutes long, dissolve the generally prevalent dichotomy between victim and perpetrator – the sensitive depiction of personal destinies is interrupted repeatedly by footage of archive material and original images from the time of the occupation. OCCUPATION 1968 doesn’t rewrite history, but it does add several important chapters to it.
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Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland 2018
130 min, DCP, colour+b/w


Slovak, Czech, Russian, Polish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, German, English
OV with English Subs

Director

Stephan Komandarev
Magdalena Szymków
Linda Dombrovszky
Evdokia Moskvina
Marie Elisa Scheidt

Screenplay

Evdokia Moskvina
Linda Dombrovszky
Magdalena Szymków
Marie Elisa Scheidt
Stephan Komandarev
Simeon Ventsislavov

Camera

Jakub Halousek
Ákos Nyoszoli
Zuzanna Kernbach
Moritz Tessendorf
Vesselin Hristov

Editor

Matej Beneš
Levente Pap
Izabela Pająk
Denize Galiao
Nina Altaparmakova

Co-Producer(s)

Vít Klusák
Agnes Horváth-Szabó
Martichka Bozhilova
Stanislaw Zaborowski
Filip Remunda
András Pires Muhi

Cast

Klaus Auerswald
Reinhard Bohse
Laura Hempel

Producer(s)

Peter Kerekes

Production

Peter Kerekes Film

Co-Production

Hypermarket Film
ELF Pictures
AgitProp Production
Silver Frame
Slovak Radio & TV
Czech Television
Bulgarian National Television
Telewizja Polska TVP

Sales

Slingshot Films

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