This month’s film is: Protektor,
from the Czech Republic. In Czech with
Free and open to anyone.
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 of the social ladder. In order to protect her, Emil compromises
himself collaborating with the new Nazi-controlled state radio station. But as
Emil starts enjoying the attention and respect that had previously evaded him,
his fidelity and loyalty towards his wife begin to falter. The assassination of
the Third Reich Deputy Protector and a chance encounter on a bicycle bring
their lingering marriage to a crisis, possibly sealing Hana's fate.