The Czech Centres in collaboration with VOD platform Dafilms present a series of selected Czech documentaries screened online for free every Monday in June. The series starts on June 1 with a documentary Trabant – There and Back Again.
The film full of black humour and adrenaline experiences captures the closing stage of a great journey around the world in an unusual mean of transport - a yellow East German made Trabant. A group of adventurers led by Dan Přibáň sets out on a journey from India and across Nepal, Pakistan, China, Uzbekistan and Russia is heading back home to Prague. The film screened with English subtitles is available online from Monday, June 1, 2 pm to Tuesday, June 2, 7 pm (Korean time) on the website of the platform Dafilms. For a free access it is necessary to create an account on the website. The registration is fast and easy.
Title: Trabant - There and Back Again
Date and time: June 1, 2 pm – June 2, 7 pm (Korean time)
Original Title: Trabantem tam a zase zpátky
Director: Dan Přibáň
Country: Czech Republic
Length: 114 min.
In Czech with English subtitles
The great journey around the world ends! The last voyage closes the paths of yellow Trabants across continents in style. Twelve years ago, the Czech adventurer Dan Přibáň set out on a journey to prove that it is not necessary to have an expensive mean of transport to travel around the world. Driving a yellow East German made Trabant – Europe’s worst car – he undertook an epic journey across all the continents. Dan’s yellow Trabant circus consisting of two Trabants, one JAWA motorcycle and a Fiat 126 has successfully travelled the world and is now embarking on a final journey from India back home. Traversing the Himalayas and dictatorships, they break world records and flee the police on the journey through Nepal, Pakistan, China, Uzbekistan, Russia, Ukraine and Slovakia, all the way back to Prague covering more than 25,000 km. Though finding themselves often in a bit of a pickle, the Czech-Slovak-Polish crew face mishaps and adrenaline-packed moments with black humour and self-deprecation, at times pushing the boundaries of political correctness. A Czech audience hit, Trabant: There and Back Again is a testament to the fact that most obstacles are self-imposed and that it is often enough to admit something’s possible for things to actually get going.
The project has been developed in collaboration with an international VOD platform Dafilms focusing on European documentary and experimental films. The platform offers an access to an ever-expanding catalogue of over 2000 films with a monthly subscription only for 6 € or 6,99 USD or yearly subscription only for 60 € or 59,88 USD.