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33 Ratings

Shadows of a Hot Summer

Stíny horkého léta

Directed by František Vláčil
Czechoslovakia, 1978


A Moravian farmhouse in the days following the end of WWII is occupied by a retreating band of Ukranian guerillas, who until recently were resistance fighters battling the Nazis. Faced with their abusive and criminal behavior, the peaceful farmer must make a decision.

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Shadows of a Hot Summer Directed by František Vláčil

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  • francisca bacon's rating of the film Shadows of a Hot Summer

    A family is caught between a desperate group of third reich's military leftovers and the obtuse inertia of the local authorities that receive information about dangerous guerillas with the curiosity and light-heartedness due to fashionable trivia. Bestiality of the former matches the apathetic opacity of the latter, cardboard peace keepers asking dopey questions are no enemy for a reckless gang of left-behinds.

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