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Dukla 61

Dukla 61

A two-part television film focused on the family of an elite miner and set against the backdrop of the biggest mining disaster of the second half of the 20th century, which left 108 men dead. A family drama capturing the story of a period when socialism was alive, work conditions resembled capitalism and the last of the last was first. In Czechoslovakia’s newest city Havířov records were broken, but so were people – in the name of the Red Star shining above the region’s showcase, the Dukla mine, which was about to switch from a six-day to five-day working week. It possessed the highest quality coal, coal that needed to be extracted in the interests of the socialist economy. At any price.

Dukla 61

videotape-hdtv | 81´, 73´ | © 2018

director(s): David Ondříček
producer(s): Czech Television
scriptwriter(s): Jakub Režný, Matěj Podzimek
director of photography: Marek Dvořák

cast: Marek Taclík, Martha Issová, Oskar Hes, Antonie Formanová, Peter Nadashi, Lucie Žáčková, Jiří Langmajer, Robert Mikluš, Martin Myšička, Václav Neužil, Pavel Batěk and others

rights available: TV, Video, Internet
original language: Czech
subtitles available: English (parts 1, 2)
other data: Awards: 26th CZECH LION 2018 - Best television film or miniseries

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