A colourful documentary about different types of love between a woman and a man. Short stories of love commented upon by old bachelors, who create the leading motif of the whole movie, which is trying to answer a basic question - whether to live alone or to get married.
Killing Czech Style
The film attempts to shed some light on the post-war massacre in Postoloprty, in which 763 local German residents died. Nobody was punished after the war. This film captures the tragic event through the eyes of direct witnesses who travel to Postoloprty from Germany, a police officer who pushed on with the investigation, the dead victims or young playwright Miroslav Bambušek who wrote a play based on the event. One of the witnesses to the massacre would like to build a memorial in the fateful place. The film might also follow another line that would explore the reactions of a small town that refuses to acknowledge the dark blemish in its history.
Sbohem český koutku
David Vondráček's documentary film deals with one of the paradoxes of postwar Europe, a country that moves out some of its German residents only to welcome others (of Czech origin). In postwar Czechoslovakia, immigrants from the Polish Kladsko region were forced to resettle in the Czech Corner region (Böhmischer Winkel) made up of ten villages that for many centuries had Czech-speaking residents. A dramatic story of one woman who was subject to the postwar resettlement reveals how much the reckless course of history changes the lives of ordinary people.
Love in the Grave
At the beginning of the second millennium, a group of homeless people found refuge at a German protestant graveyard in Prague. The group includes a couple of eternal fiancés: thirty-three-year-old Jana and fifty-year-old Jan. As soon as Jana and Jan get settled in a neogothic tomb, the police raid the graveyard. The film was made as a long-form observational documentary from 2007 to 2011.
Where Have All the Dead Men Gone...
As in the director's previous film Killing Czech Style, this documentary follows the crimes and atrocities committed during the forced relocation of German civilians after WWII. Accounts of massacres committed mostly by members of the revolution guards come from various places around the country, ranging from the Sudetenland and northeast border of Bohemia, to Prague and Ostrava.
This documentary film is being made at a time of great social turmoil that has hit all parts of the globe, including the Czech Republic. Next to a number of initiatives that try to create an alternative to existing political parties, there are also some more radical forces pushing their way up. Left-wing activists, protagonists of this film, are looking for a paradise on earth. Can they find it? Recent months and years have been fairly explosive in the social domain. According to many sociologists and political scientists, the economic crisis and absence of trust in politics are the perfect breeding ground for demagogues and seekers of “paradise on earth“. Where can this search take them? Where is the boundary between beneficial involvement in public matters and destructive attempts to dismantle democracy?