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SERVANTS

by Ivan Ostrochovský

synopsis

The year is 1980. Michal and Juraj are students at a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Fearing the dissolution of their school, the tutors are moulding the students into a shape satisfactory to the ruling Communist Party. Each of the young seminarians must decide if he will give into the temptation and choose the easier way of collaborating with the regime, or if he will subject himself to draconian surveillance by the secret police.

international title: Servants
original title: Služobníci
country: Slovakia, Romania, Czech Republic, Ireland
sales agent: Loco Films
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Ivan Ostrochovský
film run: 80'
screenplay: Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Marek Lešcák, Ivan Ostrochovský
cast: Vlad Ivanov, Milan Mikulcík, Tomas Turek, Samuel Polakovic, Samuel Skyva, Vladimír Strnisko
cinematography by: Juraj Chlpík
film editing: Jan Danhel, Martin Malo, Maroš Šlapeta
costumes designer: Katarína Hollá
music: Miroslav Tóth, Cristian Lolea
producer: Ivan Ostrochovský, Albert Malinovský, Katarína Tomková
co-producer: Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu, Ivana Kurincová, Petr Oukropec, Pavel Strnad, Sam Taylor, Mike Downey, Marek Urban
executive producer: Albert Malinovský
production: Punkchart Films, Point Film, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska - Radio and Television Slovakia, Negativ Film Productions, Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) Ireland, Libra Film, Hai-Hui Entertainment, Sentimentalfilm
backing: Eurimages
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