:When the War Comes / Až přijde válka
Czech Republic/Croatia, 2018, 78 min
Peter lives a seemingly happy life. He drives a new white SUV, has a pretty girlfriend and recently enrolled at university. However, his real life is elsewhere – as the head of a paramilitary called “Slovenskí branci” that recruits hundreds of Slovak teenagers with the silent approval of the authorities. The group’s goal is simple - to create a model totalitarian community based on military drill, obedience and fear. Peter dreams that one day he will convince the entire society- as a big shot politician.
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Jan Gebert born in Prague, former Czechoslovakia in 1981; journalist and filmmaker; studied at Charles University in Prague as well as in Spain, the USA and Mexico. In 2007 he was awarded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Award for his work in journalism; in 2008 he received the European Union’s ‘For Diversity. Against Discrimination’ prize for journalists. His mid-length film Hra o kámen (Stone Games) won a Special Jury Prize at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. Až přijde válka (When the War Comes) is his first feature-length documentary.
Berlinale 2018. Visions du Réel 2018, One World, Prague 2018. ZagrebDox 2018. Millenium Docs Against Gravity FF 2018. Best Documentary - LET'S CEE FF Vienna 2018.
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