WHEN THE WAR COMES
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. Peter dreams that one day he
will be able to convince the entire society – as a great politician.
With Až Přijde Válka (When the War Comes) director Jan Gebert portrays a leader on the rise
and touches on the very topical themes of nationalism and the mechanism of power.
Official selection Berlinale 2018 – Opening film Panorama Dokumente Nominated for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award
|DIRECTED BY||Jan Gebert|
|PRODUCED BY||PINK - Radovan Síbrt, Alžběta Karásková|
|CO-PRODUCED BY||HBO EUROPE - Tereza Polachová, Hanka Kastelicová
HULAHOP FILM - Dana Budisavljević, Miljenka Čogelja
|LINE PRODUCER||Karel Poupě|
|ORIGINAL IDEA AND SCRIPT||Jan Gebert|