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Dukla 61

Dukla 61
April 13, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Dukla 61  (Czech Republic, 2018)

This Czech television production examines one of the country’s greatest mining tragedies. Failure to comply with safety protocol, the pressure to produce results, and an avalanche of critical errors caused a fire in a Dukla mineshaft in Haviřov on July 7, 1961, killing 108 miners. Shot in a former mine in Rakovník, this family drama pays tribute to the mining profession. The brave miners regarded their work as a mission, even though they risked their lives each and every day.

DCP, color, in Czech with English subtitles, 150 min. Director: David Ondříček. Screenwriter: Matej Podzimek, Jakub Rezny. Cast: Martha Issová, Marek Taclík, Oskar Hes.

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