Protektor

Protektor
Protektor

Czech Republic, 2009, 100 min
Fiction

Protektor
Protektor

Czech Republic, 2009, 100 min
Fiction

Radio reporter Emil Vrbata and actress Hana are married. It’s the year 1938. Attractive Hana lands her first big success in film, admirers flocking about her. Emil is jealous. The German occupation and the beginning of the war turn their lives upside down. Hana is confronted with her Jewish heritage. From the high hopes of a star at the start of their career, she falls to the bottom of society’s ladder. Emil, on the other hand, is promoted at the radio station and becomes the voice of Reich propaganda, a celebrity. He seizes on this chance to protect Hana and, at the same time, take control of her life. He refuses a divorce and, in the interest of Hana’s safety, continues in their „racially mixed marriage.“ Emil’s pact with the devil, however, levies its own tax. Emil’s self-respect cracks, his love for Hana changes into its own „Protectorate.“ Their marriage twists into a state of indifference. And fate has laid a trap for Emil. One morning, running late to work from the arms of a lover, he steals an abandoned bicycle on the street. Little does he know the radio is already buzzing with startling news: „In Prague an attempt was made to assassinate Reich Deputy Protector Reinhard Heydrich. One of the suspects escaped on a bicycle...“ Emil‘s unfortunate encounter with the seemingly banal object of the bicycle propels him on a frantic journey for forgiveness in the eyes of his wife, whom he realizes he has always loved...

Cast / Jana Plodková, Simon Schwarz, Marek Daniel, Klára Melíšková, Tomáš Měcháček, Richard Stanke, Jiří Ornest, Sandra Nováková, Martin Myšička, Jan Budař    Writer / Marek Najbrt, Robert Geisler, Benjamin Tuček    Story / Benjamin Tuček, Marek Najbrt, Robert Geisler    DoP / Miloslav Holman    Editor / Pavel Hrdlička    Sound / Tomáš Zůbek, Marek Hart    Animator / Ondřej Nekvasil

Release Date / 24 September 2009

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