Den sedmý - osmá noc / The Seventh Day, the Eighth Night (1969)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL mpeg 2 ~6563 kbps avg | ~104 minutes | 25 fps | 720x576 | 5.65 GB
Audio: Czech | AC3 2 Ch 224 Kbps | Subtitles: English (Custom), Czech
Genre: Drama | Director: Evald Schorm
Seventh Day, Eight Night (Den Sedmý -Osmá Noc, 1969), scripted by Zdenek Mahler, was banned before release. An allegory set in an archetypal Czech village, it tells of what happens when a sequence of mysterious events take place, including the disappearance of the stationmaster. While everything has a rational explanation, collective paranoia takes hold and everyone’s worst instincts are released. Interrogations, the abolition of rights and the search for scapegoats ultimately lead to murder. The intercutting of aerial shots of the village, suggesting surveillance or an alien presence, led to rumours that the film was ‘about’ the Soviet invasion. In 1969, Schorm also put together a compilation of secret footage of the Soviet invasion, Confusion (Zmatek), which was finally released in 1990.