King of the Sumava/Kral Sumavy
When the communists took over in Czechoslovakia in 1948, many people decided to leave. At the same time, the Americans were sending armed freedom-fighters into the country. The communist reaction was to seal the borders with the West, creating the Iron Curtain. This, of course, took time and there was a period when it was still possible to walk across the border if you knew how. There were local people who were prepared to help escapees and the most famous of them was the "King of Boehmerwald".
Length 93 min.
Production Year 1959
Subtitles Czech, English
Format DVD (PAL)
Region All (no restriction)
Director Karel Kachyna
Cast Radovan Lukavsky, Jiri Vala, Jirina Svorcova, Jaroslav Marvan, Stanislav Remunda, Miloslav Holub, Jiri Holy, Ilja Prachar, Eva Jirouskova, Rudolf Jelinek, Vladimir Mensik
Also Known As:
East Germany - König des Böhmerwaldes
Hungary - Ingovány
Italy - I contrabbandieri della morte
Italy (reissue title) - Il re di Sumava
Poland - Przez zielona granice
Soviet Union (Russian title) - Король Шумавы
World-wide (English title) (informal English title) - King of the Sumava
World-wide (English title) (informal English title) - Smugglers of Death
Czech - Král Šumavy
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