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Identity Card

Original title: Ob?anský pr?kaz
Czech Republic, 2010

Director: Trojan, Ondrej
Production company: Total Helpart T.H.A.
Co-producers: ?eská televize
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Identity Card, a bittersweet comedy directed by Ond?ej Trojan and based on the novel by Petr Šabach, maps the lives of four boys – their friends, first loves and conflicts with their parents – from the age of 15, when they receive their state identity cards, to 18, when they try everything possible to get out of military service.
Petr, Aleš, Cinderella and Mí?a are growing up in the 1970s, a time when leaving your identity card at home could get you into trouble and the prospect of compulsory military service was loathed and dreaded. In totalitarian Czechoslovakia they try, individually and collectively, to retain their perspective and sense of humour and avoid making too many compromises with the regime. Along the way there are many comic and absurd episodes, but also dramatic events with fatal consequences.
Identity Card is about that special time in life between childhood and adulthood, a time of revolt against conformism, parental ambitions and society, and about the quest for self respect, which is just as true today as in the 1970s.
(Czech Film Center)

BUFF Malmö 2012, Ale Kino Poznan 2012 (awarded)

Website: www.obcanskyprukaz.cz

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Czech TV (CZ)