The Sound of Freedom - Andrea Sedlácková - Czech Republic
The Sound of Freedom (Czech Republic, 2010) by Eurochannel
The Sound of Freedom (Rytmus v patách, 2010)
Director: Andrea Sedlácková
The 1950s. Under the beginning of a ruthless communist regime, a group of youngsters dream about having it all. The last strains of freedom are there to be taken, and they will stop at nothing to achieve their dreams. Eurochannel premieres The Sound of Freedom, a captivating story of hope sight for justice.
Based on true events, The Sound of Freedom is one of those movies you wish you’ve watched before. The reason is simple, most films depict the era of the start of communism in Eastern Europe in a gloomy way. This film is different! Here you see fighters, not with arms but with souls!
The Sound of Freedom follows the story of a group of young jazz musicians led by the always joyful Danny Smiricky, a jazz saxophone player that not only leads his band but also the heart of many women. Amongst them, Geraldine is one charming girl who also knows her beauty cast spells on men.
Amidst the arrival of the totalitarian communist regime, this group of young and hopeful musicians discover the true value of freedom and realize that some decisions could shape their lives forever.
The character of Danny Smiricky was created by renowned Czech author Josef Skvorecky, who through Danny deals with several themes: the horrors of totalitarianism and repression, the expatriate experience, and the miracle of jazz.