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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A brilliant take on the global revival of far-right ideologies, this acclaimed profile of a Czech white supremacist explores the tragicomically mundane conditions of provincial distress and how internet culture has been reshaping the psychology of hatred for mass appeal.

Daliborek is approaching 40 but still lives with his mother Věra.  Between his shifts at the factory as an industrial painter, he writes angry songs and uploads amateur horror movies to YouTube from his basement den.  His likes include PlayStation, Facebook, and Adolf Hitler.

Nonviolent to date, Daliborek is nevertheless unrelenting in professing his manifold hatreds: for his job, Jews, Roma people, refugees, homosexuals, Angela Merkel, spiders, dentists, and his mother’s new boyfriend Vladimír, who tries to win him over with quips about “turning gypsies into asphalt” and by taking him out shooting in combat gear.
 
With a sharp flair for the absurd, Czech documentarist Vít Klusák has created an insightful, stylized portrait of a gentle neo-Nazi that also captures the common experiences uniting white nationalists across borders, and the radical worldview of these “decent, ordinary people".  The film concludes in a disturbing and uncompromising scene that leaves us with the alarming gravity behind the absurdities. 

95 Minutes | Czech with English subtitles.
Directed by Vit Klusak

 

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