Czech Film Center


Films / Film detail

Broken Promise

Broken Promise

SK, CZ, US, 2009, 129min., 35 mm

Martin Friedmann, a Jewish boy, was born in 1926 in Bánovce nad Bebravou (western Slovakia). His storywould hardly be extraordinary, had he not succeeded in escaping deportation to a concentration campthanks to his exceptional football… More

Synopsis

Martin Friedmann, a Jewish boy, was born in 1926 in Bánovce nad Bebravou (western Slovakia). His story
would hardly be extraordinary, had he not succeeded in escaping deportation to a concentration camp
thanks to his exceptional football talent and a few lucky coincidences. Today he lives in L.A. under the
name Martin Petrášek and is proud of his Slovak roots.
Why and how did he arrive at this name, and why does he use it today? That and much more in Broken
Promise, a story based on true events.


News

18.12.2015

Czech Films Selected for Berlinale 2016

10.12.2015

Peacock Heading to Sundance

09.11.2015

Czech Actor Karel Roden Awarded at Cottbus IFF

News archive

Actual deadlines

Visegrad Animation Forum 2016

08.02.2016

More deadlines

Hot stuff

Czech Docs 2015—2016 brochure

representative and thorough overview of the most recent Czech documentary production

Online version is available at www.czechdocs.net

 

More


GoodShapeFacebookNFACzech Film CommissionMEDIA DeskState fund for the Support and Development of Czech CinematographyEuropean Film PromotionMinistry of Culture Czech republic