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The Interpreter

 

 

Original title:
Tlmočník
Slovenian title:
Prevajalec
Section:
PANORAMA

Country, year:
Slovakia, Czech Rep., Austria, 2018
Length:
113

Directed by:
Martin Šulik

Screenplay:
Martin Šulík, Marek Leščák
Cinematography:
Martin Štrba
Music:
Vladimír Godár
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
German,,Russian
Voting code:
O*
Cast:
Peter Simonišek (Georg Graubner), Jiři Menzel (Ali Ungár), Zuzana Mauréry (Edita), Anna Rakovska (Truda), Eva Kramerová (Berta)
Awards:
Berlinale 2018, Karlovy Vary 2018, Jerusalem 2018


DateHourLocation 
Tue, 13.11.2018 11:00 Kinodvor Cinema
Wed, 14.11.2018 16:45 Linhart Hall
Fri, 16.11.2018 16:45 Kino Šiška Cinema

Deli povezavo
Description:
Who suffers more - the son of a victim or the son of a murderer? A tragicomic road movie involving two elderly men - serious Ali and bon vivant Georg linked by the bond of their parents' tragic history.

When 80-year-old interpreter Ali Ung?r suddenly discovers surprising facts about the Nazi past, he decides to travel to Vienna and confront the alleged murderer of his parents. But instead, he only finds his son, seventy-year-old acoholic Georg. Although Georg never wanted to deal with his father's past, his interest is aroused by Ali and the two of them go on a roadtrip to Slovakia in search of answers. What they find out about the country, the past, and themselves brings the two men, who at first don't seem to have anything in common, to a point of mutual understanding.

"We travelled across a large part of Central Slovakia and had no trouble finding people who would be keen to send someone to the gas chamber or shoot a whole ethnic minority. /…/ Many Slovaks are not interested in the past, they are absorbed by contemporary social problems, they have lost all awareness of the context and, without batting an eyelid, are capable of accepting any political demagogy manipulating history and offering radical solutions. Our heroes, just like we did, encounter various people on their road, people who represent a variety of views of our past and together create a picture of the world they live in, of its values." (Martin Šulík)
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