Pavel Wonka Commits to Cooperate

Pavel Wonka se zavazuje

Pavel Wonka se zavazuje

Script: Libuše Rudinská
Photography: Jiří Bolina, Miroslav Kousal, Libuše Rudinská, Petr Seidl
Editing: Kateřina Krutská-Vrbová
Sound: Michal Janoušek
Music: Michal Janoušek
Producer, Co-producer: Libuše Rudinská, Petr Kubica (Česká televize)
Color: Colour
Language: Czech
Pavel Wonka is known in the Czech historical context as a dissident, an anti-Communist, and the last political prisoner to die in a communist prison. Libuše Rudinská searches for long-archived reports and interviews people who came into contact with him – both from his circle of friends and from the ranks of the the Czechoslovak secret police. Thanks to her efforts, she discovered his possible cooperation with the secret police. She uses an austere reporting tone, and appears in front of the camera herself in the position of reporter. The film is supplemented with narrative commentary reading the allegations of the responsible officer Zdeňek Špulák. In its entirety, the film leads to reflections on the need for the revision of historical approaches to the recent past.      

“Pavel was once a symbol of the revolution, an example of how they could destroy a person who stood up to them. That was the main reason why he died. It was a crime, but it was not heroism.”

Libuše Rudinská
Rudinska Film
Matějkova 11 
Praha 9 / 190 00 / Czech Republic
+420 725 044 891

Česká televize
Petra Štovíková / Kavčí hory
140 70 Praha 4 / Czech Republic
+420 261 137 106

Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Czech Joy
Premiere Type: World Premiere
Exhibition format: Blu-ray
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
25.10.2014 15:30


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