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Protektor (Protector)
dir. Marek Najbrt
Czech Republic, Germany, 2009, 98 minutes
Czech, German with English sub-titles

26th European Union Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Friday, November 25, 2011, 7:00 pm
Set during the Second World War in German-occupied Czechoslovakia, PROTECTOR is about how far we are willing to go to protect the ones we love. Emil is a Czech journalist who must serve as a radio host to the German forces in order to keep his wife Hana, a Jewish actress, safe. Bonds and lives are tested, however, when Hana attempts to regain her independence and her once glamorous life as a starlet. PROTECTOR has been selected as the official entry of the Czech Republic for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 84th Academy Awards.