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When The War Comes

Documentary about a paramilitary group which recruits hundreds of teenagers in Slovakia with the government’s silent approval. Zoltan Marczell, president of DEMOS and born in Slovakia, will lead the post-screening discussion.

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The group’s goal is simple – to create a model totalitarian community based on military drill, obedience and fear. According to their leader, Peter, his paramilitary represents a model for what European society should be – i.e., efficient, well armed, and hostile to otherness. Peter dreams that one day he will convince the entire society – as a big shot politician.

Jan Gebert, Czech Republic, Croatia, 2018, 90 min. Slovak spoken, English subtitles.
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