Director: Marek Najbrt Cast: Jana Plodkova, Marek Daniel, Klara Meliskova


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A man makes a dangerous deal in hopes of saving his wife in this period drama from director Marek Najbrt. It's 1938, and Hana (Jana Plodková) is a Czech actress who has been enjoying considerable success on the stage and the screen until German forces invade the country and take control of the government. Hana is part Jewish, and under the new Nazi regime, her future as an actress (and a Czech citizen) is in doubt. Hana's husband, Emil (Marek Daniel), is a radio journalist who loves his spouse but has been secretly jealous of her fame and success; members of the Axis propaganda agencies are impressed with Emil's skills as a reporter and announcer, and they recruit him to help convince his listeners of the wisdom of the new leadership. Emil agrees, ostensively to help protect his wife; however, as he becomes a rising star among the Nazis, she's now dependent on him for her continued safety, a situation she can barely stand. As Emil becomes more powerful, his relationship with Hana begins to crumble until a simple mistake on his part puts both of them in grave danger. Protektor was the Czech Republic's official submission for the Foreign Language Film awards competition of the 2010 Academy Awards.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2012
UPC: 0616892146568
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 67,229

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jana Plodkova Hana
Marek Daniel Emil
Klara Meliskova Vera
Martin Mysicka Franta
Richard Stanke Tomek
Tomás Mechácek Petr
Sandra Nováková Krista
Jiri Ornest Fantl
Jan Budar Kolega
Simon Schwarz Koppe
Stepan Rusin Svitacek
Pavel Kryl Zdenek
Adam Kubista Jenda
Tomas Zatecka Jindra
Josef Polasek Producer
Cyril Drozda Dr. Kouba, PhD
Leos Noha Worker
Eduard Jenicky Czech Army Officer
Philipp Schenker Non-Commissioned Officer
Roman Slovak Policeman
Roman Vejdovec Gestapo Officer
Thomas Zielinsky Gestapo Officer
David Maj Interrogation Thug
Jan Jankovsky Interrogation Thug
Ondrej Matejka Reinhard Heydrich
Petra Nesvacilová Groupie
Dana Markova Groupie
Lida Hroudova Secretary
Mikulas Lubomirsky Waiter
Robert Geisler Radio Station Co-Worker
Robert Soukup Radio Station Co-Worker
Katerina Sorejsova Radio Station Co-Worker
Kamil Svejda Radio Station Co-Worker
Ivo Machalik Radio Station Co-Worker
Michal Dalecky Film Crew Member
Jan Lepsik Film Crew Member
Thomas Bambusek Film Crew Member
Peter Cholt Film Crew Member
Vitek Brezka Film Crew Member
Marie Ludvikova Wedding Party Member
Lenka Zogatova Wedding Party Member
Stepanka Ludikova Wedding Party Member
Marie Cicha Wedding Party Member
Radek Vasin Wedding Party Member
Martin Mican Rower
Martin Hladik Rower
Ludek Pokorny Rower
Daniel Chalupa Rower
Viktor Janc Dancer
Jana Jancova Dancer
Miroslav Pluhacek Dancer
Hana Prokesova Dancer
Jan Ptacnik Dancer
Iveta Ptacinkova Dancer
Jiri Rohacek Dancer
Blanka Rohackova Dancer
Jaroslav Kantor Wedding Musician
Ladislav Sindler Wedding Musician
Jan Janda Wedding Musician
Zdenek Pazourek Wedding Musician
Jiri Toufar Wedding Musician
Marek Nemec Soldier
Jiri Hajdyla Zdravee Soldier
Bohous Macecek Soldier
Vaclav Neuzil Dead Man
Zaneta Filipkova Cloakroom Attendant
Edita Zakravska Usher
Barbora Halamova Woman With Gestapo
Jiri Jelinek Jew at The Cemetery
Kamila Kalousova Jew At The Cemetery
Jindrich Skopec Jew At The Cemetery
Ida Sovova Exhibition Visitor
Nikol Kouklova Exhibition Visitor
Karolina Machova Exhibition Visitor
Cenek Kolias Party Guest
Michaela Huffsteter Party Guest
Michal Krupik Party Guest
Anna Medkova Party Guest
Pavel Vitek Party Guest
Lucie Redlova Neighbor
Richard Nemec Neighbor
Tommy Karas Jew At The Transport
David Czesany Jew At The Transport
Marta Vítü Jew At The Transport
Jan Rehak Jew At The Transport
Veronika Rastakova Jew At The Transport
Tomas Pospisil Jew At The Transport
Daniel Sidon Jew At The Transport
Krsytof Lubomirsky Jew At The Transport
Tadeas Lubomirsky Jew At The Transport
Jakub Dolezal Jew At The Transport
Natalie Denkrova Jew At The Transport
Stepan Moska Jew At The Transport
Amalie Kovarova Jew At The Transport
Marie Pilatova Jew At The Transport
Veronika Samcova Jew At The Transport
Katerina Samcova Jew At The Transport
Matej Bartak Jew At The Transport
Marek Sulista Jew At The Transport

Technical Credits
Marek Najbrt Director,Screenwriter
Robert Geisler Screenwriter
Marek Hart Sound/Sound Designer
Miloslav Holman Cinematographer
Pavel Hrdlicka Editor
Lukás Král Makeup
Andrea Kralova Costumes/Costume Designer
Milan Kuchynka Producer
Midi Lidi Score Composer
Ondrej Nekvasil Art Director
Katerina Oujezdska Casting
Pavel Strnad Producer
Benjamin Tucek Screenwriter
Tomas Zubek Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Protektor
1. Prologue [10:10]
2. 1939 [7:11]
3. Accident [7:36]
4. Promise [9:32]
5. Interview [10:43]
6. Photo Shoot [8:53]
7. Threatened [8:11]
8. Living in Hell [:15]
9. Late [8:31]
10. Meeting [10:53]
11. Escape [8:38]
12. Credits [7:46]

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