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Stíny horkého léta

František Vláčil Czechoslovakia, 1978

inquisita'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.