Dark Blue World

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Dark Blue World

world war ii czech pilot romance aviation aerial combat 1940s battle of britain

Dark Blue World

Release Date: May 17, 2001

Year    :   2001
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Action, Drama, War
Production Companies    :   Portobello Pictures, Helkon Media, Fandango, Biograf Jan Svěrák, Česká televize, Phoenix Film Investments, Tmavomodrý svět
Director    :   Jan Svěrák
Producers    :   Eric Abraham, Jan Svěrák, Ivan Vorlíček, Jan Unger, Tilo Seiffert, Klára Bukovská, Doreen Jones, Soňa Ticháčková, Martin Kořínek, Leigh Clarke, Iva Procházková, Mick Snell, Eva Nietschová, Jo Farr, Tracey Malone, Martin Pavek, Jakub Bily, Jaroslav Kučera, Markéta Maková, Renata Čihulková, Johanna Kohtz, Jarka Zajicková, Natascha Leite, Renata Sodomová, Caroline Raymond
Writers    :   Zdeněk Svěrák, Zdeněk Svěrák
RunTime    :   112 mins.
Budget    :   5000000

Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new leaders and escape to England where they join other Czech exiles in the RAF. While flying a mission over England, Karel crash lands and happens upon the farmhouse of Susan, a young woman whose husband is in the Navy. Karel soon falls head over heels for Susan but, while they enjoy a brief fling, in time Susan decides she prefers the company of the older and more worldly Franta. As Franta and Karel struggle to maintain their friendship despite their romantic rivalry.

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