Protektor (2011)

1938, Prague. Emil, a radio reporter, is married to the beautiful Hana, an actress whose new film has catapulted her into fame. As the Nazis come to power, however, Hana's Jewish heritage precipitates her fall from stardom to the bottom… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 5, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 9, 2012
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Though it remains a little too enigmatic, Marek Najbrt's Holocaust drama is atmospheric enough to keep us edgy on its heroine's behalf.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Najbrt gets the look and feel of noir fatalism down, but storytelling that alternates between roughshod and lethargic means the film doesn't hold together as much more than pretty fragments.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

The movie is nothing if not tonally sellable, even if the digital sheen often seems at odds with the domesticity of the central story.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Dipping in and out of luminous black and white, "Protektor" has a distancing glamour that prevents the story from digging in.

Vadim Rizov
Boxoffice Magazine

Ethically thorny and stylistically accomplished.

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Harvey S. Karten

A reasonably involving, noirish look at a Czech couple during the German occupation of their country.

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David Fear
Time Out

Protektor is simply another in a long line of diluted stories about life during wartime, one whose diminished returns only further trivialize a legacy of real-life horror.

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Louis Proyect

At last, a movie about the holocaust about ordinary human beings confronted with difficult choices. A superb script, terrific acting, and political relevance make this one of the more important movies of the year.

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