Alois Nebel, Friday June 13th, 18:30

Alois Nebel (2011, Czech Republic)

Director: Tomas Lunak

Czech with English subtitles, 84 minutes

Imagine

The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dis­patcher at the small railway station in Bílý Potok, a remote village on the Czech–Polish border. He’s a loner, who prefers old timetables to people, and he finds the loneliness of the station tranquil – except when the fog rolls in. Then he hallucinates, sees trains from the last hundred years pass through the station. They bring ghosts and shadows from the dark past of Central Eu­rope. Alois can’t get rid of these nightmares and eventually ends up in sanatorium.

In the sanatorium, he gets to know The Mute, a man carrying an old photograph who was arrested by the police after crossing the border. No one knows why he came to Bílý Potok or who he’s looking for, but it is his past that propels Alois on his journey… (aloisnebel.cz)

Trailer here.

Screening at Zrinyi 14, room 412.

Friday, June 13, 18:30

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