The Düsseldorf Diaries

With German units withdrawing from the front of the Second World War, two brothers accidentally meet - one deserter, the other a fanatical member of the SS. Family connections disrupt obligations to the nation, and both are confronted with the question of what is more important. Family? Or service to the homeland?

  • Ľuboš Balažovič Jr.
    The Last Insurgent, 86, 400 s., The L O C K, Dávidova Hviezda
  • Ľuboš Balažovič Jr.
    The Last Insurgent, 86, 400 s., The L O C K, Dávidova Hviezda
  • Adam Hašák
    The Last Insurgent, 86, 400 s.
  • Ľuboš Balažovič Jr.
    The Last Insurgent, 86, 400 s., The L O C K, Škvr(a)na, Dávidova Hviezda
  • Ľuboš Balažovič Sr.
    The Last Insurgent
  • Adam Hašák
    Key Cast
    86, 400 s.
  • Jakub Červený
    Key Cast
  • Michal Pavlov
    Key Cast
  • Dalibor Hanzel
    Key Cast
  • Peter Šintal
    Key Cast
  • Ľuboš Balažovič Jr.
    The Last Insurgent, 86, 400 s., The L O C K, Dávidova Hviezda
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Düsseldorfské denníky
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava
  • Festival židovskej kultúry
    Nové Mesto nad Váhom
    September 11, 2021
    Kino Považan
Director Biography - Ľuboš Balažovič Jr.

I am a young creative artist from Slovakia who is dedicated to the craft of filmmaking. I love creating and telling stories, learning new things and working on challenging projects that push me forwards. My films are mostly oriented towards the drama genre but I'm also consistent in documentary filmmaking.

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Director Statement

Düsseldorf diaries were created to commemorate the horrors of the Second world war that so many men had to face. We wanted to explore a universe where the usual good meets evil, only now the moral ambiguity of both characters is unclear. They both act in their own best interest, only they are both influenced by different morals and beliefs which are very different from each other. This is intertwined with their sibling relationship and a drama cauldron has been stirred. The plot which was brought up by my friend and colleague Adam Hašák was worked on for a good half a year before we started proper pre-production. I've also used the film as my bachelor's audiovisual project that summarized the theory and practice behind student film projects.