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At The Time 3: Husak’s Silence / EN version

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Year
2002
Country
  • Czech Republic
Duration
85min
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The third part of a loose trilogy about contemporary Czech history which focuses on communist Czechoslovakia of the 1970s and 1980s, a time when the authors were born and grew up. The core ot the film form interviews by the director Robert Sedláček and producer Radim Procházka with their parents whom they ask uncomfortable questions about the depth of their collaboration with the regime of the time. The life stories of the parents are supplemented by lots of archive footage and interviews with a variety of people ranging from communist functionaries to the so-called "grey zone" and through to dissidents. The title refers to Gustáv Husák, who was elected President of Czechoslovakia in 1975 . During the two decades of Husák's leadership Czechoslovakia became one of Moscow's most loyal allies.

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