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Facing The Enemy

Original Title: Rozhovor s nepriatel’om

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Synopsis

In the final days of World War II, a Slovakian partisan is taken prisoner by the Germans and sentenced to death. He is taken into the woods by a German soldier, who has orders to shoot him, but the German seems reluctant to carry out his task. The two march on and on through the bitter cold of the snowy mountains until the German reveals that he won’t kill the partisan because he sees this as a moral victory. Then other partisans appear and now the German is the prisoner. Will morality prevail and his life be spared?

Technical Information

2007; Slovakia (Slovak Rep; Drama, War; 90 minutes; 35mm, HDCAM-SR; 1:1.85; Dolby SRD; Original Language: Slovakian; Subtitles: English

DIRECTOR

Patrik Lancaric

WRITER

Peter Pavlac, Patrik Lancaric, Marko Igonda

D.O.P.

Peter Kelíšek

EDITOR

Lubomír Cechovic

MUSIC

Vladimír Martinka

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Farbyka

PRODUCER

Marek Veselický

SOUND

Ján Ravasz

Helmut Kampen

Marko Igonda

The Partisan

Alexander Bárta

Commissar-Commander

Boris Farkaš

The Woman

Monika Hilmerová

Narrator

Štefan Kvietik

PATRIK LANCARIC

Patrik Lancaric is a Slovakian theatre, radio, TV and film director. He graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Bratislava In 2000, where he specialised in film directing and later became a lecturer there. From 2002-2004 he was Drama Art Director at the State Theatre in Košice. “Facing the Enemy” is his debut as a film director.

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