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VELVET TERRORISTS

by Peter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarčík, Ivan Ostrochovský

synopsis

Velvet Terrorists is a film about minor and foiled terrorist plots in former Czechoslovakia. The film focuses on three protagonists. The first one wanted to blow up a decorated stage during the May 1 celebrations in the 1970s. The second one planned to assassinate the President and start an anticommunist revolution. Sadly, his letter to the CIA was so naive that nobody cared to reply. The third one blew up communist billboards. Acts that were once considered criminal are now viewed as acts of heroism. The film is about our relative views of history and about the various perspectives which can be used to assess these individuals and their actions.

international title: Velvet Terrorists
original title: Zamatoví teroristi
country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Croatia
sales agent: Deckert Distribution
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Peter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarčík, Ivan Ostrochovský
film run: 86'
screenplay: Pavol Pekarčík, Ivan Ostrochovský
cinematography by: Martin Kollár
film editing: Marek Šulík
music: Marián Čurko
producer: Peter Kerekes, Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák, Siniša Juričić, Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarčík
production: Peter Kerekes Film, Hypermarket Film, Czech Television
backing: Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Radio Television Slovakia

main awards/selection

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013 
Berlin International Film Festival 2014 Forum
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