Dark Blue World

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Having flown for the British Royal Air Force, Czech pilot Franta Sláma (Ondrej Vetchy´) finds himself imprisoned in a post-WWII totalitarian Communist labor camp for "betraying" his country. Rewinding this story, award-winning director Jan Sverák takes... read more
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Having flown for the British Royal Air Force, Czech pilot Franta Sláma (Ondrej Vetchy´) finds himself imprisoned in a post-WWII totalitarian Communist labor camp for "betraying" his country. Rewinding this story, award-winning director Jan Sverák takes us back to when Franta and his young protégé Karel Vojtisek (Krystof Hádek) escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to join the RAF in fighting the Germans. Frustrated at not being allowed to fly against the enemy until they can speak English and their RAF re-training is complete, a strong father/son bond between Franta and Karel quickly develops. After three months of training they are finally sent into combat, but the stress of the war, plus their mutual love for a married English woman, tests their strong friendship. DARK BLUE WORLD is a story about love, comradeship and sacrifice told with the nostalgic sentiment of classic Hollywood movies and the romance and historical backdrop of World War II.

Original Release

05/17/2001

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Cast

Charles Dance Wing Commander Bentley
Tara Fitzgerald Susan Whitmore
Ondrej Vetchý Frantisek Sláma
Oldrich Kaiser Jan Machatý
Krystof Hadek Karel Vojtisek
David Novotný Bedrich Mrtvý
Linda Rybová Hanicka Pecharova
Jaromír Dulava Railwayman Kanka
Lukás Kantor Tom Tom
Juraj Bernáth Jan Gregora
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jan Sverák

Writers

Zdenek Sverák

Cast

Charles Dance Wing Commander Bentley
Tara Fitzgerald Susan Whitmore
Ondrej Vetchý Frantisek Sláma
Oldrich Kaiser Jan Machatý
Krystof Hadek Karel Vojtisek
David Novotný Bedrich Mrtvý
Linda Rybová Hanicka Pecharova
Jaromír Dulava Railwayman Kanka
Lukás Kantor Tom Tom
Juraj Bernáth Jan Gregora
Miroslav Táborský Vilha Houf
Hans-Jörg Assmann Doctor Blaschke
Anna Massey English Teacher
Thure Riefenstein German Officer Hesse
Viktor Preiss Major Skokan
John Warnaby RAF Instructor
Petr Burian Vrba Vlastik
Jeremy Swift Cpl. Pierce
Sophie Wilcox WAAF Jane
Charlotte Fairman WAAF Sally

Producers

Editors

Alois Fisárek

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