Berlinale Panorama

When the War comes

Category |Conflicts, Current Affairs, Human Interest, Migration, Politics
Year | 2018
Country | Czech Republic
Running time | 78’
Format |
Production | PINK, HulaHop
Director | Jan Gebert

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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