27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Investigator EN
director: Viktor Portel
original title: Vyšetřovatel EN
running time: 73 min.
synopsisEven after more than 25 years since the dreadful war crimes had been taking place in former Yugoslavia, this tragic history is far from over – be it for the victims’ families, conflicting nations or for a Czech investigator who comes back to the region to carry on in his work after so many years. The documentary return voyage follows not only the paths of fleeing war criminals, but is driven by an effort to capture a part of the ethic mission of the then newly formed International Criminal Court in The Hague along, in its double nature: based on an independent investigation of war crimes, to strive for reconciliation in cases of multifarious ethnic, national and other conflicts.
“The International Criminal Court has successfully condemned only a small part of war criminals in former Yugoslavia – one hundred of the conflict’s major perpetrators carrying either military or political responsibility. Naturally, these solved cases definitely retain a symbolic meaning.”
biographyViktor Portel (b. 1989) is the head of film production at Post Bellum. At Ji.hlava MFDF, his works have been shown in their whole range: from Czech TV documentaries as part of the series Příběhy 20. století, to collective work Expremiéři (2013), or his more personal film Od bratra k bratru (2010).
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|producer:||Hana Blaha Šilarová, Suzana Erbeznik|