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The Resource Dark blue world, Sony Pictures Classics ; Eurimages a Czech German co-production ; in co-production with Helkon Media, Phoenix Film Investments, Fandango and Czech Television ; Biograf Jan Svěrák, Portobello Pictures present ; screenplay, Zdeněk Svěrák ; produced by Eric Abraham, Jan Svěrák ; directed by Jan Svěrák, (videorecording)

Dark blue world, Sony Pictures Classics ; Eurimages a Czech German co-production ; in co-production with Helkon Media, Phoenix Film Investments, Fandango and Czech Television ; Biograf Jan Svěrák, Portobello Pictures present ; screenplay, Zdeněk Svěrák ; produced by Eric Abraham, Jan Svěrák ; directed by Jan Svěrák, (videorecording)

Label
Dark blue world
Title
Dark blue world
Statement of responsibility
Sony Pictures Classics ; Eurimages a Czech German co-production ; in co-production with Helkon Media, Phoenix Film Investments, Fandango and Czech Television ; Biograf Jan Svěrák, Portobello Pictures present ; screenplay, Zdeněk Svěrák ; produced by Eric Abraham, Jan Svěrák ; directed by Jan Svěrák
Title variation
Tmavomodrý svet
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • cze
  • eng
  • eng
  • cze
Summary
A romantic melodrama set during World War II, this is the story of two Czech pilots, Karel and Franta, who escape their Nazi-occupied homeland to enlist as volunteers with the RAF, only to be stuck cooling their heels in English lessons, and fighting drills on bicycles. Allowed into the air at last, there are dogfights with Messerschmitts, planes shot down, parachute escapes, and attacks on various Nazi installations. For the two friends, however, their unfortunate, mutual fascination with Susan will have consequences that survive the war
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by Ondřej Soukup ; editor, Alois Fišárek ; director of photography, Vladimír Smutný
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: R
Language note
Closed-captioned. Czech and English dialogue with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Ondřej Vetchý (Frantisek Sláma), Kryštof Hádek (Karel Vojtisek), Tara Fitzgerald (Susan Whitmore), Oldřich Kaiser (Jan Machatý), Hans-Jorg Assmann (Doctor Blaschke), and Charles Dance (Wing Commander Bentley)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1982-
  • 1968-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Svěrák, Jan
  • Svěrák, Zdeněk
  • Abraham, Eric
  • Vetchý, Ondřej
  • Hádek, Kryštof
  • Fitzgerald, Tara
  • Kaiser, Oldřich
  • Dance, Charles
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Eurimages (Organization)
  • Helkon Media
  • Phoenix Film (Firm)
  • Fandango (Firm)
  • Česká televize (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Biograf Jan Svěrák (Firm)
  • Portobello Pictures (Firm)
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
112
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Air pilots, Military
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Dark blue world, Sony Pictures Classics ; Eurimages a Czech German co-production ; in co-production with Helkon Media, Phoenix Film Investments, Fandango and Czech Television ; Biograf Jan Svěrák, Portobello Pictures present ; screenplay, Zdeněk Svěrák ; produced by Eric Abraham, Jan Svěrák ; directed by Jan Svěrák, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a Czechoslovakian motion picture in 2001
  • Special features include; director's and producer's commentary ; Documentary "The Making of Jan Svěrák's Dark Blue World" (33 min.) [subtitled] ; Making-of visual effects (7 min.) ; Aerial symphony (3 min.) ; photo montage ; trailers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Start -- Franta Sláma -- Karel Vojtisek -- Tryst with Hanicka -- Occupation orders -- Karel's documents -- English lessons -- Ambushed by Messerschmitts -- Karel bails out -- Susan -- Missing-in-action -- A different hunger -- Evacuees -- Blaschke's birthday -- An afternoon with Susan -- Dear Karel letter -- David & Goliath -- Something to tell him -- Parents visiting day -- A spin over France -- Two orphans -- "Dark Blue World" -- Saving Franta's life -- Franta apologizes -- The funeral -- Taking a swim -- Back from the dead -- Homecoming
Control code
49862420
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed
Extent
1 videodisc (112 min.)
Isbn
9780767886659
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396082755
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
08275
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)49862420
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Dark blue world, Sony Pictures Classics ; Eurimages a Czech German co-production ; in co-production with Helkon Media, Phoenix Film Investments, Fandango and Czech Television ; Biograf Jan Svěrák, Portobello Pictures present ; screenplay, Zdeněk Svěrák ; produced by Eric Abraham, Jan Svěrák ; directed by Jan Svěrák, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a Czechoslovakian motion picture in 2001
  • Special features include; director's and producer's commentary ; Documentary "The Making of Jan Svěrák's Dark Blue World" (33 min.) [subtitled] ; Making-of visual effects (7 min.) ; Aerial symphony (3 min.) ; photo montage ; trailers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Start -- Franta Sláma -- Karel Vojtisek -- Tryst with Hanicka -- Occupation orders -- Karel's documents -- English lessons -- Ambushed by Messerschmitts -- Karel bails out -- Susan -- Missing-in-action -- A different hunger -- Evacuees -- Blaschke's birthday -- An afternoon with Susan -- Dear Karel letter -- David & Goliath -- Something to tell him -- Parents visiting day -- A spin over France -- Two orphans -- "Dark Blue World" -- Saving Franta's life -- Franta apologizes -- The funeral -- Taking a swim -- Back from the dead -- Homecoming
Control code
49862420
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed
Extent
1 videodisc (112 min.)
Isbn
9780767886659
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396082755
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
08275
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)49862420
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD

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