The Man Who Stood In the Way
a story of an individual standing up to the Soviet UnionA group of politicians face a tough decision. The future of millions of people is at stake. Will the ones in power be resilient enough to protect the nation from Soviet occupation? A thrilling drama that resonates with the current situation in Ukraine in an alarming way.
A thrilling drama focusing on breaking of characters, bending their will and beliefs and in the end, changing lives of millions of people. Frantisek Kriegel, doctor, politician and hero of the Prague Spring was arrested along with five other political leaders (Dubcek, Cernik, Smrkovsky and Spacek) and abducted to Moscow. There, even under threat of death, he was the only Czechoslovak politician to stand up to Brezhnev by refusing to sign the Moscow Protocol that would rubber-stamp the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia.
Film film was supported by the Czech Film Fund, Ukrainian State Film Agency, BLÍŽKSOBĚ Foundation, Charta 77 Foundation, Pardubice Region, Moravisansilesian Region and Prague Film Fund.
The film was shot in Prague, Pardubice region, Moravian-silesian Region and Warsaw,