A fast-paced drama tells a real story about two brothers, who wanted to leave communist Czechoslovakia and join US Army in West Berlin in 1953. What ensued was one of the largest manhunts in modern history.
In October 1953, five friends decide to leave communist Czechoslovakia and get to West Berlin. They manage to cross the guarded border but are soon detected in East German territory. Unknowingly, they initiate the largest armed manoeuvre since WW2; twenty thousand German Police and Soviet Army members are mobilised, all because of five teenage boys. After an extensive hunt, two members of the group are caught and, after extradition to Czechoslovakia, executed. In the following week, with no shelter, food, or rest, the remaining three, the Mašín brothers and their injured friend Milan Paumer, finally make it to West Berlin. They save themselves but the regime will have its vengeance on their families.
Writer / Marek Epstein Local distributor / CinemArt Story / Barbara Masin Set designer / Milan Býček Dop / Friede Clausz Costumes / Ján Kocman Make up / Adéla Bursová Editor / Petr Turyna Sound / Viktor Ekrt Cast / Oskar Hes , Jan Nedbal , Stefan Konarske
Completion date / October 2023