WHEN THE WAR COMES

WHEN THE WAR COMES

FILM AND TV PRODUCTION

FILM AND TV PRODUCTION

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 called “Slovenskí branci” 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. With Az Prijde Valka director Jan Gebert portrays a leader on the rise and touches on the very topical themes of nationalism and the mechanism of power.

The film was cofunded with the funds of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.

World Premiere on Berlinale 2018. 

DOCUMENTARY / 78 min / Pink (CZ), HBO Europe (CZ), Hulahop / Sales: CAT&Docs

DIRECTOR AND WRITER

Jan Gebert

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Lukáš Milota

EDITOR

Jana Vlčková

PRODUCERS

Radovan Sibrt, Alžběta Karásková

COPRODUCERS

Tereza Polachová, Hanka Kastelicová, Miljenka Čogelja, Dana Budisavljević