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Dark Blue World

  R Closed Captioning

Jan Svěrák

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Plot Summary

Reuniting the creative team responsible for Kolya, 1996 Oscar® winner for Best Foreign Film, under Czech director Jan Sverak, Dark Blue World tells the story of the friendship between two Czech pilots, the veteran Franta (Ondrej Vetchý) and fresh-faced young trainee Karel (Krystof Hádek). They escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, make their way to Britain and join the Royal Air Force. When Karel's plane is hit and he bails out in the countryside, he is taken in by Susan (Tara Fitzgerald), an Englishwoman whose husband is missing in action. In a moment of weakness, she makes love to Karel, relieving him of his virginity. But later, when Karel takes Franta to meet his "new love," Franta and Susan are attracted to each other, leading to a situation that will put the two men's friendship to the ultimate test.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 58
  • Fresh: 36
  • Rotten: 22
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's a fitting requiem for heroes forgotten. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: A bittersweet world, and it's frankly one to which we've been before, but seldom do we see it rendered with such exquisite, if pained, craftsmanship. – Jay Carr, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Sverak has a great feeling for the glories of airplanes, and the technical resources in the picture are astounding. – Stephen Hunter, Washington Post, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: The movie's ambitions ... are not matched by the actual story. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Jul 16, 2008

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Customer Reviews

1080p ?

Great direction, brilliant acting, awesome movie but why it's not available in HD ?


Such a great movie with deep historical roots.
A past most have forgotten generated an UNFORGETTABLE movie.
Since I saw it 5 years ago I couldn't get it out of my head.
More simply the amazing inexplicable bound that combat and war can create between human beings.

Dark Blue World
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2001

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