“Svěrák’s sheer technical finesse, and ability to spin on a dime between comedy and tragedy, the personal and the historical, makes Dark Blue World succeed where other similarly themed movies, from Battle of Britain to The Blue Max, seem heavy-handed by comparison.”
DARK BLUE WORLD tells the story of two Czech pilots who escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, join the Royal Air Force and fall in love with the same English woman – the ultimate test of their friendship.
Director: Jan Svěrák
Screenwriter: Zdeněk Svěrák
Producers: Eric Abraham, Jan Svěrák
Principal Cast: Ondřej Vetchý, Kryštof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance
“One thinks of the great opening line of that great novel The Good Soldier: ‘This is the saddest story I have ever heard.’ Like many such tales, this one is worth taking to your aching heart.”