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Developed over a period of 14 years, this black-and-white epic is set against the turbulent tides of history and tells the tale of villagers on the Czech-German border living under the pressure of the epochal events of the 20th century. Shadow Country traces the story of this small village during its Nazi occupation, the expulsion of the Jewish community, and their post-war revenge on the Germans. The film portrays an account of how ordinary people respond to changing circumstances and directives with all their ideological and racial implications. It asks whether a person would give up and succumb to violence or despite all that is happening, be able to preserve their humanity.


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  • Year
  • Runtime
    135 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Czech Republic
  • Premiere
    North American Premiere
  • Director
    Bohdan Sláma
  • Screenwriter
    Ivan Arsenyev
  • Cast
    Magdaléna Borová, Cyril Drozda, Csongor Kassai
  • Cinematographer
    Divis Marek
  • Editor
    Jan Danhel
  • Music
    Jakub Kudlác