Private Century - King of Velichovky

Private Century - King of Velichovky
Soukromé století - Král Velichovek

Czech Republic, 2002, 52 min
Documentary

Private Century - King of Velichovky
Soukromé století - Král Velichovek

Czech Republic, 2002, 52 min
Documentary

Our lives can be unique, if lived in a unique way. Private films testify to the unique intensity of our lives. They capture private stories of our shared history. The Private Century series shows the history as a set of intimate human stories. It brings a testimony of spontaneous private life in the 20th century. The Private Century series consists of 8 films.
King of Velichovky is an authentic story of Karel Saisser who lived in Velichovky on the Czech-German boundary in 1930s and 40s. Karel Saisser was a farmer by heart and soul. He owned fields and woods he successfully farmed. Everything he earned got reinvested into the farmstead. He also liked to live well. He kept horses for pleasure and made car trips to Prague or Berlin... His life in Velichovky was for him a dream-come-true.
His wife and three daughters: Lila, Edita and Ria, lived happy lives as well. Each of them married according to her wishes. Lila married a Czech doctor, Ria a German clerk, and Edita a German general. Velichovky lay in the Sudetenland and the Saissers were German. Everything in their lives was half Czech and half German. None of them had any proplems with that. Until the end WW2 came. The whole family was deported to Germany.

Writer / Jan Šikl    Editor / Jan Daňhel    Sound / Daniel Němec

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