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A short film transports you to a forgotten summer paradise built for the communist establishment in the 1960s.
Sleep & Eat
The Pressure Cooker Effect of Mass Tourism
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This 26-minute short film produced by Background Films documents the curious case of a secret summer getaway built for the communist establishment on the banks of Orlík reservoir at the beginning of the 1960s. The architecturally unique resort was designed by the most progressive Czech names in the field, who had been purposefully imprisoned and forced to work on state projects. In the days of unrestrained capitalism following the revolution, the site came into the hands of now notorious businessmen. This nontraditional documentary portrait, suffused with an air of mystery, captures the genius loci and turbulent history of a hidden summer paradise that was left off every map.Resort Film