Dark Blue World

Dark Blue World
Dark Blue World
  • R
  • 1h 53m
  • 2001
Fresh62%
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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.
©Tmavomodry svet s.r.o. 2001

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh62%
Critics Consensus: While it's better than Pearl Harbor, Dark Blue World still spends too much time on a trite love triangle.
Reviews
Chicago Tribune
Michael Wilmington
Fresh

It's a fitting requiem for heroes forgotten.

June 17, 2017
BBC.com
Simon Wardell
Fresh

Ondrej Vetch is impressive as the stoic Franta.

June 17, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rotten

Dark Blue World almost feels like three scripts rolled into one.

June 17, 2017
Boston Globe
Jay Carr
Fresh

A bittersweet world, and it's frankly one to which we've been before, but seldom do we see it rend...

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 17, 2001
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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