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When the War Comes

Jan Gebert, Czech, Croatia, 2018, 76’

At first glance Peter lives the life of a typical European teenager – he lives with his parents, has a pretty girlfriend, he got into college. However, his real life is elsewhere – as the head of a paramilitary group called “Slovenskí branci” that recruits hundreds of Slovak teenagers with the silent approval of the authorities. The group’s goal is simple – to prepare for war time and create a model community based on military drill, obedience and fear.

Directed by Jan Gebert
Producers Pink Radovan Síbrt, Alžběta Karásková
Cinematography Lukáš Milota
Edited by Jana Vlčková
Music Johny Poupě

Festivals Svetska premijera Berlinale, Official selection Berlinale 2018

Projections
12.05 / 18.30 / Yugoslav Film Archive Museum - Kosovska