Jan Němec returns to the drama of August 1968 when Soviet troops and tanks occupied his country, the incident that changed the destiny of the country for 21 long years. With an impromptu crew, the director (here played by his alter ego in many of his films, Karel Roden) captured unique evidence of random attacks, soldiers shooting, dead bodies lying on the pavement. The material was, however, worthless in occupied Prague; it had to be shown to the rest of the world. 
So, while the Soviets concocted false reports for propaganda purposes of hearty welcomes without military resistance, the director set off with the footage on a risky trip across the closed Czech-Austrian border to Vienna with the help of Jana, the most beautiful girl in Prague: the Ferrari Dino Girl. The film consists of two parts: the reconstructed past, and the unique document of the Soviet invasion previously used in part in Němec’s 1968 film Oratorio For PragueScreens together with Heart Above the Castle.

Original title
Holka Ferrari Dino
Filmmaker
Jan Němec
Country
Czech Republic
Year
2009
Medium
35mm
Length
68’
Language
Czech
Producer
Iva Ruszeláková
Production Company
Jan Němec - Film
Sales
Jan Němec - Film
Writer
Jan Němec
Cinematography
Jiří Maxa
Editor
Michal Lánský
Production Design
Jitka Vobořilová
Sound Design
Ivo Špalj
Music
Jan Němec
Cast
Karel Roden, Jan Budař, Tammy Sundquist, Jan Němec