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
CINEMATOGRAPHY Lukáš Milota​
ORIGINAL IDEA AND SCRIPT Jan Gebert
EDITING Jana Vlčková
MUSIC Johny Poupě

 

 

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