When the War Comes
  • Year2018
  • Duration76 min

Peter Švrček is the chillingly self-possessed young leader of the Slovak Recruits, a volunteer militia drawing the attention of the media, as it trains in the local woods and ‘welcomes’ arriving refugees. This compelling observational film takes us deep inside Švrček’s world, as he vows to stay true to his Slavic blood, and readies the troops for war. [CN]

Rating: 18


  • Director(s): Jan Gebert
  • Producer(s): Radovan Síbrt, Alžběta Karásková
  • Country: Czech Republic, Croatia
  • Language: Slovak
  • Premiere status: UK Premiere