Deserters and PilgrimsZbehovia a pútnici / Disterore e i nomadi
Deserteure und Pilger / Deserters and Pilgrims
Tschechoslowakei / Italien / Czechoslovakia / Italy 1968
100 MIN / 35mm, Farbe, OmeU
REGIE / DIRECTOR: Juraj Jakubisko

Buch/Screenplay: Ladislav Tažký, Karol Sidon, Juraj Jakubisko, Paola Rugiero, Alberto Liberati
Kamera/Cinematography: Juraj Jakubisko
Ausstattung/Art Director: Ivan Vanicek
Musik/Music: Štepan Konícek
Darsteller/Cast: Mikuláš Ladizinský, Jana Stehnová, Augustín Kubán, Helena Gorová, Magda Vášaryová, Alexandra Sekulová
Produktion/Production: Filmstudio Koliba, Bratislava
Ultra Film, Rom

Bambi: 17.04. 18.00 Uhr


Deserters and Pilgrims

Juraj JakubiskoThis "anti war film" filled with apocalyptic, surreal images in the spirit of Slovakian folklore is a tryptichon with death as the leading character, appearing in each episode as a leitmotif: In "Deserters", k&k field police chase a deserted gipsy during World War 1. Here death appears in the guise of an old mounted soldier. In "Dominika", red army soldiers free Slovakia in 1945 - also using violence against civilians (this episode from 1968 is intercut by Jakubisko with documentary material of the Soviet occupation tanks moving forward during the shooting of the film). Here death is a macabre corpse, rising again to mechanical life. And in "Pilgrims", death as an old man climbs from a bunker in which the survivors of a nuclear third world war committed suicide. Now he in vain is looking for humans on the scorched earth and finally questions god who has made him - death - superfluous.