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Year of Production 2018

When the War Comes

English title: When the War Comes
Original title: Až p?ijde válka
German title: When the War Comes *
Czech Republic, Croatia, 2018

Director: Gebert, Jan
Production company: Pink
Co-producers: HBO Europe, Hulahop
Length: 76 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Synopsis:
At first glance Peter lives the life of a typical European teenager – he lives with his parents, has a pretty girlfriend, he got into college. However, his real life is elsewhere – as the head of a paramilitary group that recruits hundreds of Slovak teenagers with the silent approval of the authorities. The group’s goal is simple – to prepare for war time and create a model community based on military drill, obedience and fear. Peter dreams that one day he will be able to convince the entire society – as a great politician. When the War Comes director portrays a leader on the rise and touches on the very topical themes of nationalism and the mechanism of power.

Festivals:
Berlin IFF 2018, Visions du Réel Nyon 2018, Sarajevo IFF 2018, Dokufest Prizren 2018, IDFA Amsterdam 2018, Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival Warsaw 2018, Dokfest Munich 2018, Olympia CFF Pyrgos 2018

Website: http://www.whenthewarcomes.com

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