Scene from the film Shadow Country
Scene from the film Shadow Country
Scene from the film Shadow Country
Scene from the film Shadow Country
Scene from the film Shadow Country
Scene from the film Shadow Country
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Shadow Country

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
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A young, good-looking city girl, Marie, marries into a small Austrian town of Schwarzwald. A little vain for a small-town woman, she likes to dress up and makes her own clothes. The town is by Austrian border, in an area, forcibly annexed by Czechoslovakia in 1920. Most of the Czech-speaking citizens chose German nationality at the beginning of WW2. While peaceful during the war, the area was swept by violence right after the war. A group of malicious neighbours force fourteen wealthiest town inhabitants in front of the people’s court and they are murdered. Marie and her two children have to cross the border into the woods, where they build a temporary shed of branches.

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  • Original title
    Krajina ve stínu
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ivan Arsenjev
  • Cast
    Magdaléna Borová, Stanislav Majer, Csongor Kassai, Barbora Poláková, Pavel Nový, Petra Špalková, Zuzana Kronerová, Ági Gubíková, Robert Mikluš, Marek Pospíchal, Ondřej Malý, Anežka Kubátová
  • DOP
    Diviš Marek
  • Editing
    Jan Daňhel
  • Music
    Jakub Kudláč
  • Sound
    Marek Poledna
  • Duration
    129 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
    • Slovakia
  • Colour
    • Black & White
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