Manchester Branch To Show Protektor

The Ocean County Library Manchester Branch will screen, “Protektor” on Wednesday, April 18, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular foreign drama/ thriller on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

In 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 by 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.

The dialogue is in Czech with English subtitles and is 100 minutes long. It is part of the library’s monthly Independent Film Series.  Registration is not required. This program is open all ages although it is geared toward adults.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Township. Call 732.657.7600 for more information.

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