Official Competition

SEKAL HAS TO DIE (JE TREBA ZABIT SEKALA)

  • Description
  • It is the summer of 1943. In the village of Lakotice, which war

    has not yet touched, prosperous farms sit sprinkled amongst the

    ripening wheat. The farmers fear only a cruel and bitter man

    named Sekal, who by denouncing his neighbors of crimes

    against the Reich, is given their property in reward. This

    illegitimate nobody soon becomes the richest farmer around. In

    fear of their freedom, property, their wives and daughters eyed

    by Sekal, the villagers decide to commit murder. But none of

    them find the courage for the deed and so they decide the task

    must fall on the stranger, Jura Baran, a farmer who has fled to

    Lakotice. Winner Best Actor, Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography:

    America (1994);T heF orgottenL ight (1996)S; ekal Has To Die (1998)

    Print Source:

    BUC-FILM

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