The Interpreter

dir. Martin Sulik, Slovakia / Czech Republic / Austria 2018, 113’, narrative feature, competition


An 80-year-old translator, Ali Ungár, comes across a book written by a former SS officer recounting his war experiences in Slovakia. Ali realises that one of the chapters may well describe his own parents’ execution. And so, armed with a pistol, he sets off to Vienna to look for the SS man and take his revenge. But once there, the only person he encounters is the man’s 70-year-old son Georg, a former teacher who has spent his whole life avoiding his father and suffering from an addiction to alcohol. The translator’s visit arouses Georg’s curiosity and he decides to invite Ali on a trip through Slovakia.

Festivals, Awards: Berlinale 2018, MFF New Horizons 2018, Karlove Vary IFF 2018, Jerusalem FF 2018

Language: Slovak, German, Russian. Subtitles: English, Polish.

15.11, CZWARTEK, KINO PRAHA, godz. 20:45

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