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Vladimír Michálek

Sekal Has to Die (Je treba zabit sekala)

109' - 1998 - Drama - Dialogue: Czech
Director: Vladimír Michálek Composer: Michal Lorenc With: Olaf Lubaszenko, Boguslaw Linda, Jiri Bartoska
A drama set in 1943, the period when German-occupied Czechoslovakia appeared on maps as the so-called Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The story takes place in Lakotice, a Moravian village devoid of Germans which has been left virtually untouched by the events of the war. Jura Baran, a farmer wanted by the Gestapo, escapes from his birthplace in the poor mountainous Walachian region to go into hiding in Lakotice, located amidst the fertile Hanà flatlands. A stranger, he is viewed with suspicion by the local villagers. Lakotice is a village comprised of a few buildings situated in the middle of golden wheat fields. The village is surrounded by 12 wealthy farms whose owners live in fear of Sekal, the illegitimate son of one of the land-owners.

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Vladimír Michálek


Michal Lorenc


Olaf Lubaszenko, Boguslaw Linda, Jiri Bartoska

Director of Photography

Martin Strba


Jiri Brozek


Jaroslav Boucek

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Countries of production

Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, France



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