The White World According to Daliborek
The White World According to Daliborek
The White World According to Daliborek
The White World According to Daliborek
The White World According to Daliborek

The White World According to Daliborek

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"An absurdly funny, laceratingly smart and ultimately chilling glimpse into the tragicomic life of a down-at-heel Czech neo-Nazi... a sobering reminder that [such] dangerous delusions don’t crumble to dust outside this hermetically sealed White World. They can infect, and cause actual harm, in the real world too." - Variety

"Corrosively absurd and starkly chilling in equal measure, this tragicomedy investigates the radical worldview of 'decent, ordinary people.' And just when it seems that its message can’t get any more urgent, the film culminates in a totally uncompromising way." - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
 

"[This film] stares racial nationalism head-on and sees its inherent tackiness. Global anxieties about the rising far-right might also offer wider international exposure, not only because it tackles the roots of those extremist hate groups, but is equally unafraid to rap them on jaw when the time calls for." - Screen Daily

״Thought-provoking [and] consistently funny. Klusak probes a complex subject matter by honing in on the apparent normality of the lives of those on the far right. This seems to suggest they are not all that different from the countless others that are part of (especially rural) working-classes, which in turn might suggest there is a possibility for them to either abandon their extreme ideals if someone manages to convince them of their worth or for a demagogue to tap into their raw sentiments and make them spread even wider..."  - Hollywood Reporter

 

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Industrial painter Daliborek is approaching 40 but he still lives with his mother Věra. He makes amateur horror movies and writes angry songs; he likes PlayStation and Facebook. And he admires Adolf Hitler. His search for a full-fledged relationship with a woman hasn’t yet panned out, but at least Jana, a new acquaintance from the neighborhood, brings him a little joy. Czech documentarist Vít Klusák has come out with a stylized portrait of a gentle neo-Nazi from Prostějov, Czechia. And despite the fact that he’s yet to attack anyone, he can’t stand many things: his job, Jews, Roma, refugees, homosexuals, Angela Merkel, spiders, and dentists. His mother’s new boyfriend Vladimír also irritates him despite dropping choice nuggets such as “I’d turn gypsies into asphalt” in order to ingratiate himself with the young man. The upshot is that Dalibor hates his life, but he doesn’t know what to change. Corrosively absurd and starkly chilling in equal measure, this tragicomedy investigates the radical worldview of “decent, ordinary people.” And just when it seems that its message can’t get any more urgent, the film culminates in a totally uncompromising way.   - Martin Horyna 

95 Minutes | Czech with English subtitles.

Directed by Vit Klusak

 

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