The Operation Danube

historical, tragicomedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Operace Dunaj

Runtime

104 min

Country

Poland, Czech Republic

Copyright

2009

Production year

2009

Premiere

21.07.2009

Director

Jacek Głomb

Summary

A tragicomedy derived from the events of 21 August 1968, when the then Czechoslovakia was invaded by the “friendly forces" of the Warsaw Pact. The film was based on the director's theatre play and tells the story of a Polish tank that gets lost in the Czech lands during the invasion. Everything is the fault of the dilatoriness of the Lady Bug (name of their tank) unit, which set out from the Polish barracks last and immediately got lost over the border. They made their way to a small town and unfortunately the tank rammed into a pub where they were just ending the celebration of the station head Kulka who was retiring. This event caused a happy and sad chain of events of the Polish tank units and Czech townspeople.

Crew and creators

Director

Jacek Głomb

Camera Operator

Michał Sobótka

Costume Designer

Małgorzata Bulanda /ž/

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Stunt Coordinator

Petr Drozda, Zbigniew Modej

Czech subtitles

Lenka Tyrpáková, Filmprint

Production

Michał Szczerbic (vedoucí produkce), Jan Strašík (vedoucí produkce)

Production Manager

Andrzej Besztak

Consultant

František Koch (vojenský konzultant), Michał Olton (vojenský konzultant)

Cooperation

Jiří Menzel (umělecká supervize)

Music

Music Composed by

Bartosz Straburzyński

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Smyčcový kvartet e-moll T116 Z mého života, část 3 Largo sostenuto)

Songs

Po ten kwiat czerwony, Biały krzyż, různé skladby a písně

Songwriter

Jerzy Wasowski (Po ten kwiat czerwony), Krzysztof Klenczon (Biały krzyż)

Production info

Original Title

Operace Dunaj

English Title

The Operation Danube

Parallel Title

Operacja Dunaj

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

historical, tragicomedy

Origin country

Poland, Czech Republic

Copyright

2009

Production Year

2009

Premiere

21.07.2009

Distribution slogan

When we go to the pub, we take a tank.

Distribution

BONTONFILM a. s.

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

104 min

Subtitles

Czech