Hunderennen (1983)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland  |  
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Director Bernard Safarik based this straightforward story on his own experiences, and on Czech writer Jaroslav Vejvoda's stories about the difficulties of Eastern European refugees -- both in obtaining a visa and later adjusting to life in a new country with a different socio-economic system. The film focuses on a Czech artist bent on leaving Prague for Switzerland, showing that his visions of a new life and how to reach it are routinely shattered by the everyday reality of finding asylum.

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refuge, refugee, war