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DARK BLUE WORLD

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Dark Blue World

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
115 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/28/01
performer:
Tara Fitzgerald, Krystof Hadek, Ondrej Vetchy
director:
Jan Sverák
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Zdenek Sverak
genre:
Drama, War

We gave it an A-

There’s an old-fashioned Hollywood sweep (and just a touch of Tinseltown schmaltz) in the latest film from Czech director Jan Sverak (”Kolya”), about two Czechoslovakian fighter pilots who escape their Nazi-occupied homeland to fight with the British RAF. But as these gung-ho flyboys shoot down German dogfighters, mourn their downed comrades, and fall for the same English beauty (Tara Fitzgerald), Sverak reworks familiar formulas with a deeply felt romanticism that’s all the more affecting for its stoic restraint. Next to this, a movie like Pearl Harbor feels like a great big beer commercial.