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  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic
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19-year-old medical student Ludmilla Cervanova’s body was found in a river in a small town in 1976. Director Robert Kirchhoff delves deeply into the confusing mess of a case that has remained an unsolved puzzle in Slovak history until today. He reconstructs a “map of events” and paints a picture that shows power, its abuse, and manipulation.


  • Original Title
    Kauza Cervanová / ENG verze
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Robert Kirchhof
  • Cinematography
    Ján Meliš
  • Editing
    Jana Vlčková, Adam Brothánek
  • Music
    Peter Zagar
  • Sound
    Václav Flegl, Michal Gábor
  • Runtime
    100 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Slovakia
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Cinematik 2013
    • IDFF Ji.hlava 2013, Czech Republic
    • DOK Leipzig 2013, Germany
    • IFF Warsaw 2013
    • One World 2014, Czech Republic
    • It´s All True 2014, USA
    • One World Romania 2014
    • Crossing Europe 2014, Linz, Austria
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary - Cinematik 2013
    • Between The Seas - Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Film - Special Mention - IDFF Ji.hlava 2013, Czech Republic
    • Honorary Mention, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - DOK Leipzig 2013, Germany
    • Special Mention - Crossing Europe 2014, Linz, Austria 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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