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Directed by Milan Cieslar

Czech Republic 2013 126 mins.

Renowned Czech author Arnošt Lustig’s novel Colette draws on his personal experience at a Nazi concentration camp and the recollection of several escape attempts from the hell of Auschwitz. Collaborating with writer/director Milan Cieslar, the film adaptation tells a tale about the power of love under extreme life circumstances and the breathtaking story of a man and his vigorous determination to escape hopelessness.

Genres: Drama, War

Appears in: New Czech Cinema



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