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6 May 2008 00:00 - 00:00


Drawing on the eyewitness testimony of senior Party official Zdenek Mlynar (A Frost Comes from the Kremlin, 1978) and two years of journalistic research, this is a dramatised version of events from inside the Czech Presidium from the first day of the Soviet Invasion.


From the early scenes in which the Presidium is held under enforced military ‘protection’, to the summoning of key protagonists to Moscow and the one-sided negotiations forcing the end of Czech independence, we follow the key protagonists in an atmosphere of moral dilemma and potential betrayal. A powerful docudrama by master of the genre Leslie Woodhead featuring acclaimed performances effectively brings to life those crucial days. Introduced by director Leslie Woodhead.

Cast: Paul Chapman (Mlynar), Julian Glover (Dubcek), Paul Hardwick (Brezhnev)

Admission: £7

Press release 


Part of Czech / European Years - events dedicated to anniversaries of seminal years of modern Czech / European history.



“All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its Legacies” marks the creative resistance of a remarkable year, while placing its lessons in the context of our own times. From April to June and across London, this major season explores 1968 culture, politics and thought and their manifestations in cinema, visual art, literature, music and activism. www.1968.org.uk



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30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


6 May 2008 00:00 - 00:00


Institut français, Czech Centre

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