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Uniform Title Tmavomodrý svet (Motion picture)
Title Dark blue world [videorecording] / Eurimages, in co-production with Helkon Media, Phoenix Film Investments, Fandango and Czech Television ; Biograf Jan Svěrák, Portobello Pictures present ; screenplay, Zdeněk Svěrák ; producered by Eric Abraham, Jan Svěrák ; directed by Jan Svěrák.

Imprint Culver City, CA : Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Cz TMA    Available
Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
"Sony Pictures Classics"--Container.
Special features: Director's and producer's commentary ; Documentary "The Making of Jan Svěrák's Dark Blue World" (33 min.) [subtitled] ; Making-of visual effects (7 min.) ; Aerial symphony (3 min.) ; photo montage ; trailers.
Credits Music by Ondřej Soukup ; editor, Alois Fišárek ; director of photography, Vladimír Smutný.
Cast Ondřej Vetchý (Frantisek Sláma), Kryštof Hádek (Karel Vojtisek), Tara Fitzgerald (Susan Whitmore), Oldřich Kaiser (Jan Machatý), Hans-Jorg Assmann (Doctor Blaschke), and Charles Dance (Wing Commander Bentley).
Summary A romantic melodrama set during World War II, this is the story of two Czech pilots, Karel and Franta, who escape their Nazi-occupied homeland to enlist as volunteers with the RAF, only to be stuck cooling their heels in English lessons, and fighting drills on bicycles. Allowed into the air at last, there are dogfights with Messerschmitts, planes shot down, parachute escapes, and attacks on various Nazi installations. For the two friends, however, their unfortunate, mutual fascination with Susan will have consequences that survive the war.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Czech and English dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Czechoslovakia -- Drama.
Czechoslovakia -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Czech.
Added Author Svěrák, Jan.
Svěrák, Zdeněk.
Abraham, Eric.
Vetchý, Ondřej, 1962-
Hádek, Kryštof, 1982-
Fitzgerald, Tara, 1968-
Kaiser, Oldřich, 1955-
Dance, Charles.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Eurimages (Organization)
Helkon Media.
Phoenix Film (Firm.
Fandango (Firm)
Česká televize (Prague, Czech Republic)
Biograf Jan Svěrák (Firm)
Portobello Pictures (Firm)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0767886658
Standard No. 043396092730
Music No. 08275 Sony Pictures Classics
09273 Sony Pictures Classics

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