Deserter - Czech That Film presents | Denver Film Society | Jan Hrebejk | Czech Republic

Deserter - Czech That Film presents

Jan Hrebejk

Drama, Foreign

CzechEnglish SubtitlesCzech Republic2017115 minWebsite


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Screens Saturday, April 20th at 4pm at the Sie FilmCenter!

Part of our Czech That Film series April 18th - 21st

Nazi imprisonment survivor Otto opens an upscale hair styling salon in the center of Prague where his wife and her sisters work. As his business gets underway, a looming darkness builds with the communists’ rise to power. The state expropriates Otto’s salon, putting a pompous young lad in charge. Soon it becomes apparent that Otto must disappear or risk losing his life. Will he ever find “home” again? Deserter is a tragicomic drama of harshly tested love between husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, parents and children. The film is part of director Hrebejk’s Garden Store trilogy, following three families: an air radio operator, a hair salon owner, and a garden store proprietor against the backdrop of the most dramatic periods of the last century.

Cinematographer: Bartek Cierlica | Screenwriter: Petr Jarchovský
Cast: Jirí Machácek, Gabriela Mícová, Ana Geislerová
Additional Countries: Slovakia, Poland