Dark Blue World
The film tells the story of Czech pilot Franta Slama and his young protégé Karel Vojtisek who escape Czechoslovakia to join the RAF and fight the Nazis. Initially frustrated at not being able to fly against the enemy until they can speak English and their RAF re-training is complete, a strong father/son bond develops between them. The film is described as being about love, comradeship and sacrifice with the nostalgic sentiment of classic Hollywood movies, and entwined into the story is the mutual love of Franta and Karel for a married English woman, which tests their strong friendship. After the war having flown for the RAF, Franta is imprisoned in a totalitarian Communist labour-camp for ‘betraying’ his country.
Whilst fictional, this powerful story captures emotively the reality of life and death for the Czech airmen in the RAF, and the dark days which followed the return to Czechoslovakia for those who had fought in the West.
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|Starring:||Ondřej Vetchý, Tara Fitzgerald, Oldřich Kaiser, Charles Dance, Kryštof Hádek|
|Running Time:||115 minutes|
|Language:||Czech, English, Slovak and German with sub-titles|