The Border

2009 / Slovakia / 72min

During the night of August 30, 1946, the village of Slemence on the eastern European border, was divided by the Red Army into two parts. One part, Veľké Slemence, remained in Slovakia [former Czechoslovakia]; the other part was renamed Malé Slemence and became a part of Ukraine [in the former Soviet Union]. The absurdly demarked border, similar to the famed Berlin Wall, divides estates, the cemetery, and closest families up to this day. This documentary pictures the bitter experience of people from Slemence, who dream of the opening of the most closely-watched border of the European Union.

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  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jaroslav Vojtek, Marek Leščák
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Tomáš Stanek, Jaroslav Vojtek
  • Editing
    Maroš Šlapeta, Zuzana Cséplő
  • Music
    Peter Groll
  • Sound
    Jaro Vojtek, Tobiáš Potočný
  • Duration
    72 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Slovakia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    SLO, HUN
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    LEON Productions, s. r.o.
    Hlaváčiková 17
    841 05 Bratislava
    tel: 00421 2 64533992
    cell: 00421 905 609 173
    fax: 00421 2 64462784
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