Carriage to Vienna

  • Czech Republic
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A psychological thriller, the film tells the dramatic story of three characters set at the end of the Second World War. Two German-speaking deserters force a young widow to hitch a horse to her cart and ferry them beyond the reach of Nazi military authorities. After 1968 the film was banned in Czechoslovakia – among other offences because it portrayed the relationship of Czechs and Germans during the war with sympathy for individual predicament and yet with an unexpectedly critical edge.

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  • Original title
    Kočár do Vídně
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jan Procházka, Karel Kachyňa
  • DOP
    Josef Illík
  • Editing
    Miroslav Hájek
  • Music
    Jan Novák
  • Duration
    79 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Black & White
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