Identity Card

Identity Card
Občanský průkaz

Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2010, 137 min
Fiction

Identity Card
Občanský průkaz

Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2010, 137 min
Fiction

Identity Card, a bittersweet comedy directed by Ondřej Trojan and based on the novel by Petr Šabach, maps the lives of four boys – their friends, first loves and conflicts with their parents – from the age of 15, when they receive their state identity cards, to 18, when they try everything possible to get out of military service. Petr, Aleš, Cinderella and Míťa are growing up in the 1970s, a time when leaving your identity card at home could get you into trouble and the prospect of compulsory military service was loathed and dreaded. In totalitarian Czechoslovakia they try, individually and collectively, to retain their perspective and sense of humour and avoid making too many compromises with the regime. Along the way there are many comic and absurd episodes, but also dramatic events with fatal consequences. Identity Card is about that special time in life between childhood and adulthood, a time of revolt against conformism, parental ambitions and society, and about the quest for self respect, which is just as true today as in the 1970s.

Cast / Martin Myšička, Kristýna Boková, Jaromír Dulava, Marek Taclík, Libor Kovář, Matouš Vrba, Jan Vlček, Jakub Šárka, Aňa Geislerová, Magdalena Sidonová, Jana Šulcová    Writer / Petr Jarchovský    DoP / Martin Štrba    Editor / Vladimír Barák    Sound / Jiří Klenka

Release Date / 21 October 2010

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