The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, in cooperation with
Facets, would like to invite you to a fundraising event
to support the Disaster Relief Fund to West, Texas where the majority of
residents are of Czech origin.
IDENTITY CARD (Občanský průkaz)
Best Film Best Director Best Actor Best Actress & 7 other awards Czech Lions
A boxoffice sensation and a bittersweet comedy about growing up in Czechoslovakia in the
70's, this recent feature by Ondrej Trojan (based on the novel by Petr Sabach) maps the lives of four wild-haired rebelswho have received their state identity cards at the age of 15act out against
their parents, teachers and the Communist system. Obsessed with Western rock, drinking, girls and opportunities
to insult the regime, they confront life with ingenuity and humor. The intensity of it all is amplified when they face
conscription into the army at the age of 18. Libor Kovar, Matous Vrba, Jakub Sarka and Jan
Vlcek deliver memorable performances in a poignant, funny and nostalgic depiction of the
1970's when everything seemed possible, regardless of the obstacles.
Directed by Ondrej Trojan, 2010, Czech Republic, 137 mins.
The screening is possible, in part, through the generous contribution of
director/producer Ondrej Trojan.