Coach To Vienna (Kočár do Vídně) (BLU-RAY)
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In the last days of the World War Two, a young Czech widow whose husband has been executed by Nazi occupiers is forced to transport two German soldiers to the Austrian border. As they journey through a seemingly endless forest, a barbed tale of hatred, revenge and unexpected sympathies unfolds.
Banned by the Czech authorities for challenging conventional depictions of villainous Nazis and honourable Czechs, Karel Kachyňa’s powerful and often harrowing film explores the fine line between justice and vengeance – and it remained unseen for over twenty years. Gripping and intensely atmospheric, Coach to Vienna is a fearless moral examination of the complexities of war.
Coach to Vienna is presented from a glorious new 4K restoration and makes its world premiere on Blu-ray.
Our edition also contains Karel Kachyňa’s rediscovered 1949 graduation film, It's Not Always Cloudy (Není stále zamračeno), a feature-length, semi-documentary co-directed by Vojtěch Jasný; plus a new Projection Booth audio commentary with film historians Mike White, Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger - and a booklet featuring a new essay by author and Czechoslovak cinema specialist Jonathan Owen.
- Coach to Vienna (Kočár do Vídně, 1966) presented from an HD transfer of the new 4K restoration by the Czech National Film Archive, Prague.
- It's Not Always Cloudy (Není stále zamračeno, 1949): Karel Kachyňa’s rediscovered feature-length semi-documentary graduation film, co-directed by Vojtěch Jasný.
- A new Projection Booth audio commentary with film historians Mike White, Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger.
- 20-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by author and Czechoslovak cinema specialist Jonathan Owen.
- Image gallery - a collection of rare Hungarian lobby cards.
- New and improved English subtitle translation.
- Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C).
- World premiere on Blu-ray.