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26TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 3-13, 2018

Murder in Polna Zlocin v Polne

Drama

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
May 12 - 1:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

Film Details

Country Czech Republic
Year 2016
Running Time 170 MIN
Language Czech
Subtitles English
Director Viktor Polesný
Cast Miroslav Etzler,Karel Jun. Hermánek,Ondrej Kavan,Gabriela Mícová,Martin Myšicka,František Nemec,Jirí Plachý,Jaroslav Plesl,Karel Roden,Vilém Udatný,Luboš Veselý

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Description

A riveting historical miniseries based on the Hilsner Affair, a highly contested criminal case in Czechoslovakia. After a young seamstress is found dead in a small village on Easter Sunday 1899, the absence of blood at the crime scene leads investigators to believe that the murder was part of a Passover ritual. Pinning the blame on Leopold Hilsner, a young Jewish beggar, his trial and subsequent death sentence incite riots against Jews. Finally, Tomas Masaryk, a professor of sociology in Prague (and eventual president of Czechoslovakia) intervenes, and the consequences are dramatic.

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