Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Follow Me takes place just after the Russian suppression of Czechoslovakian freedom of expression in the spring of 1968. Pavel Landovsky plays a liberal philosophy professor who continues teaching forbidden classes in his apartment. When things get too hot for him in Prague, the professor decides to head for Western Europe. Alas, he is detained indefinitely at a German airport, where he takes a job as baggage handler in order to survive. While in these reduced circumstances, the professor befriends several other political exiles, whose individual stories are related for our benefit. Follow Me was the second directorial effort of Maria (Lieber Karl) Knilli, who co-wrote the perceptive screenplay with Vera Has.
against-all-odds, against-the-system, government, oppression, political-prisoner, poverty, professor, survivor