Identity Card

Prague’s district of Bubeneč, 1974. Petr and his mates receive their ID cards when they reach the age of 15. Instead of symbolising a landmark in their adolescence, it represents an obligatory ticket to the world of socialist totalitarian rule.

Občanský průkaz
Czechia, Slovakia 2010
130 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Prague, 1974. Petr and his classmates Popelka, Aleš and Míťa are ceremoniously presented with their identity cards at the age of 15. Officially, this is a landmark in the life of socialist citizens – in reality, however, it’s a document the police can use to humiliate and manipulate young rebels at their convenience. The four friends’ post-pubertal trials come to an end in 1977 when they attempt to acquire a "blue book” enabling them to avoid compulsory service in the Communist army. Both together and independently, the friends try to maintain their sense of humour and levelheadedness in the totalitarian environment – and endeavour not to compromise themselves with the regime like their parents. This acerbic comedy by director and producer Ondřej Trojan was inspired by the book of the same name by Petr Šabach.

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Director: Ondřej Trojan
Based on: Petr Šabach
Screenplay: Petr Jarchovský
Cinematography: Martin Štrba
Music: Petr Ostrouchov
Sound: Jiří Klenka
Editing: Vladimír Barák
Production Design: Milan Býček
Producer: Ondřej Trojan
Co-production: Jaroslav Kučera, Zuzana Mistríková, Ľubica Orechovská
Costumes: Katarína Bieliková
Cast: Libor Kovář, Matouš Vrba, Jakub Šárka, Jan Vlček, Aňa Geislerová, Martin Myšička, Jan Vaši, Jenovéfa Boková, Marek Taclík, Adam Kubišta, Lilian Malkina

Czech Film Critic Awards

2010 – Kristýna Boková (Best Supporting Actress)

  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.