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Protektor

Directed by Marek Najbrt

Czech Republic-Germany | 98 minutes | 2009

Czech and German with English subtitles

1938, Prague. Emil, a radio reporter, is married to the beautiful Hana, an actress whose new film has catapulted her into fame. As the Nazis come to power, however, Hana's Jewish heritage precipitates her fall from stardom to the bottom of the social ladder. In order to protect her, Emil compromises himself collaborating with the new Nazi-controlled state radio station. But as Emil starts enjoying the attention and respect that had previously evaded him, his fidelity and loyalty towards his wife begin to falter. The assassination of the Third Reich Deputy Protector and a chance encounter on a bicycle bring their lingering marriage to a crisis, possibly sealing Hana's fate.
Director Marek Najbrt
Countries of Production Czech Republic-Germany
Year of Presentation 2009
Language(s) Czech and German with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 98 minutes
Principal Cast Matthias Brandt, Jan Budar, Marek Daniel
Award(s)

Winner of Best Film at the Czech Lions

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