Operation Danube

Operation Danube
Operace Dunaj

Poland, Czech Republic, 2009, 104 min
Fiction

Operation Danube
Operace Dunaj

Poland, Czech Republic, 2009, 104 min
Fiction

The film recalls the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968, telling the story of a Polish tank that gets lost in Bohemia during the invasion. Jacek Glomb says: “I want to make what is called a ‘comediodrama’ in Poland, elsewhere a tragicomedy. I am interested in history from the perspective of man, not ideology. This is a movie about understanding.” The film is based on a theatrical production staged by Jacek Głomb in Legnica, Poland, in 2006. Legnica’s relationship to the invasion runs deeper than most: The headquarters from which the invasion was orchestrated was located there. Moreover, the Czech politicians involved in the Prague Spring were taken to Legnica after their arrest.

Cast / Jiří Menzel, Eva Holubová, Maciej Stuhr, Jaroslav Dušek, Boleslav Polívka, Martha Issová, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Jan Budař    Writer / Jacek Kondracki, Robert Urbański    DoP / Jacek Petrycki    Editor / Jiří Brožek    Sound / Jacek Hamela, Leszek Freund    Music / Bartek Straburzynski    Animator / Milan Býček, Malgorzata Bulanda, Marek Warszewski

Release Date / 21 July 2009

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