Dukla 61


The Main 3 Tue, Apr 9, 2019 6:40 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Tue, Apr 16, 2019 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Historical Drama
Release Year:2018
Runtime:150 min
Country/Region:Czech Republic
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Ceská televize
Director:David Ondricek
Producer:Michal Reitler
Matej Stehlík
Cinematographer:Marek Dvorák
Screenwriter:Jakub Režný
Matej Podzimek
Editor:Jakub Hejna
Composer:Beata Hlavenková
Principal Cast:Marek Taclík
Martha Issová
Oskar Hes
Antonie Formanová
Robert Mikluš
Peter Nádasdi
Jirí Langmajer
Martin Myšicka
Lucie Žácková
Petr Buchta


Director David Ondrícek (In The Shadow) uses the July 7, 1961 Dukla mine disaster as the backdrop for this taut family drama-cum-thriller. Here, the focus is on the Slachta family, highly respected members of the mining community near Ostrava. Burly Milan is a team leader below ground while his petite but commanding wife Marie runs their household with an iron hand. The drama starts as their eldest son Petr drops out of Mine Engineering college in Prague and moves back to the family home with a pregnant Jewish girlfriend in tow, much to his parents' disappointment. Unwilling to be a burden on his family, Petr decides to follow Milan underground, a choice that his father thinks he will soon come to regret. Meanwhile, at the mine, lax safety standards and an avalanche of critical errors pile up while pressure builds in the shafts and at home.

Director Biography

David Ondricek

Czech director and producer David Ondricek is known for several award-winning films during his career, such as Grandhotel (06) and One Hand Can't Clap (03). In 2012, his film In the Shadow earned nine Czech Lion awards.