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by Jan Svěrák


The heroism of Czech pilots operating during the Second World War in the service of the Royal Air Force who were pursued by the communist regime after the end of the war. The drama of a love triangle between two friends - pilots and an English woman is framed with the environment of a communist prison where the life story is told by one of the imprisoned war heroes.

international title: Dark Blue World
original title: Tmavomodrý svet
country: Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy
sales agent: Fandango
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Jan Svěrák
film run: 113'
release date: CZ 16/05/2001, SK 13/09/2001, FI 15/02/2002, IE 26/04/2002, PT 27/04/2002, DE 02/05/2002, UK 10/05/2002, GR 17/05/2002, ES 21/06/2002, IT 27/09/2002, SE 08/11/2002
screenplay: Zdeněk Svěrák
cast: Charles Dance, Tara Fitzgerald, Krystof Hádek, Oldřich Kaiser, Linda Rybová, Miroslav Táborský, Ondřej Vetchý
cinematography by: Vladimír Smutný
film editing: Alois Fisárek
producer: Eric Abraham, Jan Svěrák
production: Biograf Jan Svěrák, Portobello Pictures, Czech Television - Česká televize, Helkon Media Filmproduktion, Fandango
backing: Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography, Eurimages
distributor: CinemArt, Helkon Filmverleih, Medusa Film
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