The Rebels

The Rebels
Rebelové

Czech Republic, 2001, 110 min
Fiction

The Rebels
Rebelové

Czech Republic, 2001, 110 min
Fiction

The Rebels is director Filip Renč’s third feature film. This time he did not opt for a psychological drama, choosing instead to write a script (in collaboration with Zdeněk Zelenka) he felt would be generally more pleasing to audiences: ‘a musical retrofilm set in the 1960s.’ This artistically stylized film tells of a passionate love story that is thwarted by history itself. Graduating high-school senior, Tereza, and a young army deserter are the principal characters in a movie dominated by dance and music. The film includes eleven major dance numbers: pictorial presentations of the most popular Czech hits of the 1960s. The filmmaker’s goal was to shoot a movie which, though set against a background of dire historical realities, offered a light gloss on all life’s positive aspects, notably love. The Rebels evokes a period that may be new to young viewers, but one which will prove a powerful memory for their parents and grandparents.

Cast / Zuzana Norisová, Jan Révai, Tomáš Hanák, Alžbeta Stanková, Anna Veselá, Jaromír Nosek, Ľuboš Kostelný, Jiřina Bohdalová, František Němec, Soňa Norisová    Writer / Zdeněk Zelenka, Filip Renč    DoP / Martin Šec    Editor / Jan Mattlach    Sound / Otto Chlpek, Radim Hladík jr.    Costumes / Kateřina Mírová

Release Date / 07 February 2001

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