After the audience is seemingly sold on this, he then introduces several seeds of doubt, in which the alternative case is based upon: Devastated, she goes into her shell and is scared to share her experience with others. They are the same individuals who at present proclaim their innocence. Audible Download Audio Books.
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It was directed by noted Czech cinematographer F. Edit Storyline The film is a Slovak version of The Thin Blue Line, recounting the unsolved disappearance and murder of a kajza woman that happened thirty years ago. There is the memorable and impressive statement by a criminal investigator who says that perpetrators of heinous crimes are pretty frequently capable of thoroughly and sincerely! Behind that, however, as all remarkable works of art, it says something generally applicable to human life -- about all viewers of the movie.
Robert Kirchhoff is an independent film director, producer, cinematographer, and scriptwriter. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Off Beat Must Cervaova.
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Synopsis A documentary tragedy that explores the shocking behind-the-scenes events of the longest unresolved case in the history of the Czechoslovak judiciary that began inwhen the body of year old medical student, Ludmila Cervanova, was found in a river in the middle of a small village in Western Slovakia. By the end, it appears almost impossible that the right men were caught, and the film follows the attempts of the accused to clear their names, as well as conducting interviews with the witnesses in which the Czechoslovak courts built their prosecution upon.
There is a heart-breaking story of a young female medical student in early stages of pregnancy, forced by the police to testify against the 7 men charged with the murder, in spite of her conscience.
Devastated, she goes into her shell and is scared to share her experience with others. What do you do then? Kirchhoff appears to understand this, and this is why we are presented with the state's version of events first.
Add the first question. Attorney General Trnka, strutting away with a theatrical gesture; a smirk of relief on the face of a Slovak smalltown mayor accompanying the President of Slovakia for a photo op. In the final attempt to clear their names, the case ,auza been taken to the European Court for Human Rights, and by the end of the feature, the results of this are still pending.
Slovak English French Czech Ukrainian. It was a case that was paraded in the In his professional carrier he filmed and produced many feature documentaries, many of which achieved a significant recognition at numerous festivals domestically and internationally. It appears to me that either no one is guilty, or everyone cfrvanova.
Can you absorb the blow, deflect it? As Kirchhoff says, half of Slovaks regard the men as murderers, the other half as unjustly persecuted.
Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Compare the 7 men when young and today. His filmmaking focuses on current social topics that cope with "traumatic" heritage of historical events in Central Europe in 20th century.
The power of the film is exactly this. Yet not enough attention seems to have been paid in the renewed s murder trial to those facts of police bias or impropriety. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.
Breaking out, Jakub realizes the Of course they would claim they are innocent if accused of such a heinous crime? Maybe it is right to take sides in a case like this, and it sends a message about the legacy of the former Czechoslovakia that is as surprising as it is troubling -- that the legacy of normalisation still lingers on in some corners of Slovak society. Everything You Need to Know. It leads for uncomfortable viewing, as one after another interviewees tell of the psychological and at times physical pressure placed on witnesses to lie, some even emigrating out of fear of the secret police and possible repercussions.
Where are the boundaries between personalities, the boundaries between "innocent" and "guilty" people? Agatha Christie seemed enamored of "murders in retrospect"