A Carriage Going to Vienna

Czechoslovakia 1966 / 80 min. / DCP & Blu-ray

Director → Karel Kachyňa / Screenplay → Jan Procházka, Karel Kachyňa / Director of Photography → Josef Illík / Set Designer → Leoš Karen / Editor → Miroslav Hájek / Cast → Iva Janžurová, Jaromír Hanzlík, Luděk Munzar

A psychological thriller, the film tells the dramatic story of three characters set at the end of the Second World War. Two German-speaking deserters force a young widow to hitch a horse to her cart and ferry them beyond the reach of Nazi military authorities. After 1968 the film was banned in Czechoslovakia – among other offences because it portrayed the relationship of Czechs and Germans during the war with sympathy for individual predicament and yet with an unexpectedly critical edge.