Dukla 61

/ Czech Republic

Part 1

Screening: Saturday, the 15th September, 2:15 pm – Le Dragon Cinema (FR Subtitles)

Production: Czech Television (Michal Reitler)
Broadcaster: Czech Television
Director: David Ondricek
Screenwriters: Jakub Režný, Matej Podzimek
Production Manager: Matej Stehlik
Composer: Beata Hlavenková
Casting Director: Katerina Oujezdská
Director of Photography: Marek Dvorák
Production Designer: David Vondrášek
Sound Engineer: Pavel Rejholec, Viktor Prášil
Film Editor: Jakub Hejna
Length: Part 1 : 81’ ; Part 2 : 73’

Casting: Marek Taclík, Martha Issová, Oskar Hes, Antonie Formanová, Peter Nadashi, Lucie Žácková, Jirí Langmajer, Robert Mikluš, Martin Myšicka, Pavel Batek, Václav Neužil

Summary: A two-part television film focused on the family of an elite miner and set against the backdrop of the biggest mining disaster of the second half of the 20th century, which left 108 men dead. A family drama capturing the story of a period when socialism was alive, work conditions resembled capitalism and the last of the last was first. In Czechoslovakia’s newest city Havifov records were broken, but so were people- in the name of the Red Star shining above the region’s showcase, the Dukla mine, which was about to switch from a six-day to five-day working week. It possessed the highest quality coal, coal that needed to be extracted in the interests of the socialist economy. At any price.