ABOUT THE FILM
Three men longing to become heroes
During the 80s, they decided to fight the communistic regime in Czechoslovakia.
Three stories about the thin line between defense and offence, courage and chance, presence and past… fantasy and
reality. Explosions, gunfire, terroristic drill. And behind all that there is the desire for love.
The aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are
liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
There were robust figures of local highlanders towering up in the gloomy back of the carriage. Their mute faces were
sending off fear and I tried to get back to my seat quickly. “You don´t have to worry,“ my guide said. „Those are Slovaks.
They look frightening but they are actually harmless.“
Bram Stoker, Dracula
Three romantic heroes, who had a go at armed resistance against the communistic power in Czechoslovakia. All of them were sentenced according to the paragraph 93 – terror, neither of them, however, had killed nor injured anybody. A night before May 1st, Stano had wanted to blow up a tribune, on which communistic fat cats were to sit. But he´d got drunk and the policemen found him staggering around the tribune with a bag full of explosives. He spent 5 years in prison.
Fero had wanted to assassinate president Gustáv Husák. But he didn’t manage to contact the CIA (they didn’t take his calls seriously). The police discovered his weapon and explosives hideaway and he was sentenced for 14 years. Vladimír used to blow up bulletin boards of the Communistic Party. 53 altogether. He spent more than 4 years in prison. But even terrorists have their private lives, their loves, their families. And that is what this film is about.
genre full length documentary
image format 16:9
sound format 5.1
language versions Slovak, English and Croatian
distribution media DCP, blu-ray
footage 87 min
year of production 2013
© Peter Kerekes, s.r.o., Česká televize, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska, Sentimentalfilm, Partizanfilm, Hypermarket film, Nukleus film 2013