Scene from the film May They Rest in Peace
Scene from the film May They Rest in Peace

May They Rest in Peace

  • Czech Republic
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Stories from the region of the Krkonose Mountains taken from local chronicles, personal accounts and pub legends, featuring amateur actors from Paseky nad Jizerou and the surrounding area.

It is no accident that the mosaic of stories from Paseky nad Jizerou is a rediscovery of places where Karel Václav Rais set his novel of the Czech revival. The traditionally Czech region within the Sudetenland has retained its historical continuity so that memories and written accounts are still alive for local inhabitants.

The loose adaptation of accounts recorded in the chronicle of Drahoslav Waldmann features locals in the roles of their fathers and grandfathers. The brilliant performances by tens of amateur actors, homeowners, farm owners and theatre amateurs from the surrounding areas are tied together by the phenomenon of human memory.

Memories that span the whole century walk along with the wanderers. These memories are brought to life not only through film tricks and temporal jumps, but also through the imaginative qualities infused by the traditional spiritualism of the Krkonose Region.

Czech subtitles are available only in download format.


  • Original Title
    Mír jejich duši
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Miroslav Janek
  • Editing
    Tonička Janková
  • Sound
    Daniel Němec
  • Runtime
    120 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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