A personal betrayal becomes a moving metaphor for a national one as Czech pilots flying for the RAF during World War II, when most of the story is set, are imprisoned by the communist regime after they get home. This is a sensitive and at times gently humorous love-and-war story; the flight scenes are exciting and exquisitely crafted, the characters lovingly drawn. Directed by Jan Sverak (Kolya) and written by his father Zdenek; with Ondrej Vetchy and Krystof Hadek. In Czech and German with subtitles. 119 min.