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Kauza Cervanová

Kauza Cervanová

Script: Robert Kirchhoff
Photography: Ján Meliš
Editing: Jana Vlčková, Adam Brothánek
Sound: Václav Flegl, Michal Gábor
Music: Peter Zagar
Color: Colour and B&W
Language: Slovak, Czech, English, French, Ukrainian
Synopsis

Nearly 40 years ago, a young woman was murdered in Slovakia. To this day, the group of men who were convicted of this crime have tried in vain to prove that they are the victims of judicial terror. The director, who does not hide the fact that the sympathizes with the convicted, goes beyond their case and indirectly reveals doubts as to the trustworthiness of his country’s judicial system.

Only once do most of the convicted appear together before the camera: when their sentences are confirmed in 2006. More than the words, recriminations, anger, and sadness, the viewer remembers their exhausted expressions and the realization that they can never give up.

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Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Between the Seas
Awards: Special Mention of the Between the Seas Jury
Exhibition format: Blu-ray
Subtitle languages: Czech

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