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Free Movie Night ft "Hostage"

  • Czech Center Museum Houston 4920 San Jacinto Street st Houston United States (map)

Join us for a free movie night!

“Hostage,” is a tragicomic family film about the world of children heroes - particularly the son of a local communist officer and his friend, a little hostage of the regime, whose parents emigrated to the West, few years before "Prague Spring" and the occupation of Czechoslovakia. Camaraderie, the first big discoveries of love, enemy gang fights and naive ideas are confronted with the reality of adult's world.

The film is about the first contacts with bizarre and absurd reality of relationships and attitudes of adults, politics, emigration, but also betrayal and death and about how all those things form and transform the lives of small boys, who are forced to grow up too quickly.

In addition, Hostage has been nominated for 4 Czech Lion awards including: Best Actor (Muzský herecký výkon v hlavní roli) Milan Lasica, Best Supporting Actor (Muzský herecký výkon ve vedlejsí roli), Ondrej Vetchý , Best Editing (Nejlepsí strih) Alois Fisárek  and Best Art Direction (Nejlepsí výtvarný pocin) Pavol Andrasko.