Riders in the Sky (1968)

  |  Drama, War

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The white gravestones at the military cemetery in English Brookwood display many Czech names. These were members of the British army of Czech origin who fought here and died for their ... See full summary »


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26 December 2005 | pohl-r
| The greatest Czech "war movie"
This movie is realistic and even crude, and maybe that is the reason, why it's so impressive. Instead of romantic (nearly melodramatic) scenes, incorporated to the Sverak's "Tmavomodry svet" (Dark Blue World) it offers stories from ordinary, cruel life of Czech pilots in Great Britain. And it's even more deeper. The final scene with two soldiers - Czech and German, which are not enemies more, when the both men are facing their destiny in despair... Some of the most haunting moments includes also story of soldier, which received serious face injury and now must try to reconcile himself... The main storyline follows the story of two young Czech pilots - Student (falling to an unhappy romance with British radio-operator) and Prcek, both excellently acted (by remarkable talents Jiri Bednar and Jiri Hrzan). Music fits the whole film very well, featuring funny scene, where the famous tune "Skoda lasky" (originally Czech and in England known as "Roll out the Barell") is performed by the traveling soldiers in two languages... This is definitely one of the best Czech movies of the 60's and also the greatest Czech war movie at all.

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Drama | War


Release Date:

20 December 1968


Czech, English, Slovak, German, Polish

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Klecany, Czech Republic

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