The Interpreter
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Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Slovakia Czech Republic, Austria
Year: 2018

The Interpreter

100 minutes/color


Director: Martin Šulík

Screenplay: Martin Šulík, Marek Lešcák

Cinematographer: Martin Štrba

Editing: Olga Kaufmanová

Costume design: Katarína Hollá

Music: Vladimír Godár

Producer: Rudolf Biermann, Martin Šulík



Peter Simonischek, Jirí Menzel, Zuzana Mauréry, Anna Rakovska, Eva Kramerová



80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia. He realises his parents were executed by him. He sets out to take revenge but finds instead his 70-year-old son, Georg, a retired teacher. Georg, who had avoided his father all his life, decides to find out more about him and offers Ali to be his interpreter. The two old men, in everything opposite, embark on a bittersweet journey to meet surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy.



Titanic, In Film Praha, coop99, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska - Radio and Television Slovakia, Ceská Televize

World sales:

Celluloid Dreams



Martin Sulík

Martin Sulík was born on October 20, 1962 in Zilina, Slovakia. He is a director and writer, known for The Garden (1995), Gypsy (2011) and The City of the Sun (2005).



1989 The Position

1991 Neha

1993 Don Quijote z Krivian

1993 Vsetko co mam rad

1995 The Garden

1996 Súkromny skanzen (Documentary)

1997 Orbis Pictus

2000 Landscape

2002 The Key for Determining Dwarfs or The Last Travel of Lemuel Gulliver

2005 The City of the Sun

2007 Martin Slivka - Muz, ktory sadil stromy (Documentary)

2010 25 from the Sixties, or The Czechoslovak New Wave (Documentary)

2011 Gypsy

2014 Slovensko 2.0

2018 The Interpreter