Get us in your inbox

Dark Blue World

  • Film

Time Out says

Sverak is certainly a technically polished film-maker; but he's also a shameless manipulator of easy emotions and - judging by the way he drastically changed tack from his early films to Kolya and this likewise mushy melodrama - perhaps none too committed to serious art. A shame, because one can imagine there being a very fine movie about Czech pilots flying missions out of Britain, only to be incarcerated by the Commies after the war. But this isn't the one. It offers a predictable, soppily romantic tale of male friendship undermined by the love of a woman, heroics overcoming culture clash, and so on. The dogfighs are mostly terrific, however, and the authentically grim '50s scenes hint at what might have been.
Written by GA

Release Details

  • Duration:112 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jan Sverák
  • Screenwriter:Zdenek Sverák
  • Cast:
    • Ondrej Vetchy
    • Krystof Hádek
    • Tara Fitzgerald
    • Oldrich Kaiser
    • Hans Jorg Assmann
    • Charles Dance
    • David Novotny
You may also like
You may also like