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LIDICE

by Alice Nellis

synopsis

The burning of this village was Nazi Germany's only act of genocide that they officially admitted during the war and it shook the world. It presents audiences with three interconnected stories. The first is about an unfortunate family where the patriarch accidentally kills his son in the heat of an argument and is then sentenced to prison. The second is the story of a letter that became the pretence for this Nazi massacre, even though it, too, was evidently an innocent lie aimed at covering up for infidelity. The third story is about fear, about personal responsibility and about whether surviving is truly winning when the prize comes in exchange for the loss of one's dignity and honour.

original title: Lidice
country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Alice Nellis
film run: 110'
release date: CZ 02/12/2010
screenplay: Zdeněk Máhler
cast: Karel Roden, Zuzana Fialová, Zuzana Bydžovská, Ondřej Novák, Roman Luknár
cinematography by: Antonio Riestra
film editing: Adam Dvorak
producer: Adam Dvorak
production: Movie, Magic Box Czech Republic, Magic Box Slovakia, s.r.o., Czech Television, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska - Radio and Television Slovakia
backing: Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography
distributor: Bioscop
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