Communism and the Net or the End of Representative Democracy

The six-hour essay in four parts examines the history of regimes and revolutions, leaders and martyrs, from a philosophical perspective.

Komunismus a síť aneb Konec zastupitelské demokracie
Czechia 2019
  • English
337 min.
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The six-hour essay in four parts examines the history of regimes and revolutions, leaders and martyrs, from a philosophical perspective. The collage of personal memories, staged scenes and archives of collective memory compares the Prague Spring to the Velvet Revolution and shows the exposure, conflict, crisis, and catharsis of the post-communist society. Democracy can be saved through creative laughter, dissolving the untouchability and hypertrophic egos of the representatives of state institutions. The Internet frees the society from representatives of the non-functional connecting link that prevents direct communication between citizens and institutions of power.

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Director: Karel Vachek
Screenplay: Karel Vachek
Cinematography: Karel Slach
Editing: Renata Pařezová, Helena Papírníková
Producer: Mikuláš Novotný, Radim Procházka
Co-production: Robert Kirchhoff, Vít Komrzý
Cast: Karel Vachek, Václav Havel (a.z.), Alexander Dubček (a.z.), Miloš Zeman (a.z.), Jan Palach (a.z.), Boris Hybner (a.z.), Pepa Nos
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