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Dec 24, 2016mckeett rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Loved this movie. A top notch historical drama showing the life and times before and after the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. It resonates for me because I remember the time myself as we had two Czech refugees join the physics program I was then taking at the University of Alberta. One was brilliantly successful but not all the refugees had skills to market. The movie includes actual footage of the streets of Prague during the invasion and tells the story of ordinary people: some accepted the invaders and joined the communist party to keep their jobs. Some escaped to the west. Some couldn't cope and decided to go back. I thought it was a very poignant story and the ending was brilliant.