The Man in the Way

About the Film

Drama tells the story of Frantisek Kriegel, doctor, politician and hero of the Prague Spring, who in the night of 21 August 1968, was arrested along with five other political leaders (Dubcek, Cernik, Smrkovsky, Spacek and Simon) and abducted to Moscow. There, even under threat of death, he was the only Czechoslovak politician to stand up to Brezhnev by refusing to sign the Moscow Protocol that would rubber-stamp the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia.

The upcoming film is not typical biography, but a screen drama  focussing on the most critical period of Kriegel’s life – and of recent  Czechoslovak  history.

Creative team, actors:
Director and screenwriter: Ivan Fíla
Starring: Tomáš Töpfer


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