THREE BANKS OF DANUBE
Film genre: miniseries (6 episodes)
Author of the theme: Pavol Boroš
Screenplay: Veronika Kolejáková, Jozef Koleják
Director: Peter Bebjak
Producer: Wanda Adamík Hrycová
The series is based on a model of Pavel Boroš’s historical novel “TRI BREHY DUNAJA“. It is the end of 1918 and the Czechoslovak Republic was proclaimed in Prague after the end of the First World War a few days ago.
Twenty-year-old Hanka Jursová, a servant of the influential Prešpork family of Pállays, comes from the suburb Malacky, to which Czech troops have just approached, to move on to Prešpork. The ethnically mixed Prešporok (Pozsony) faces a specifically aggravated situation: it is out of the question for the inhabitants to lose their affiliation with Hungary and refuse to give up their identity. They cannot imagine that Pozsona would become the capital of the new state and, despite the traditional composition of the population, be renamed Bratislava.
Hanka is worried about her family and loved ones. Although her parents are Slovaks, her father has worked for many years for Count Pálffy, to whom he manages property. For safety, the Count has to take refuge in Austria, and after burning his manor, people plunder and threaten the Hungarian inhabitants. She herself is located between two millstones – during her service she became very close to the Pállay family and in the meantime she hides the beginning of relationship with their son Sándor, who, even after a serious injury, continues to engage in resistance on the Hungarian side. In addition, Hanka’s older brother, Lieutenant of the Czechoslovak Army Michal, is Sándor’s childhood friend, and now the opposing parties are tasked with conducting negotiations on a ceasefire and new borders. Will their friendship withstand the onslaught of social movements? Will Hanka and Sandor’s love be fulfilled, even though everything around him is fighting against her?