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The Last Insurgent

The film The Last Insurgent tells the story of the Trnava military garrison, which was the only one in western Slovakia to join the Slovak National Uprising and oppose the occupying forces of the German Wehrmacht. The events of the time are told by historians, experts on the time era and Štefan Minarovič, the last living insurgent who took part in the hard fighting near Horné Hámry as a member of the Trnava garrison.

  • Ľuboš Balažovič Jr.
    Düsseldorf Diaries; The LOCK; 86,400 s. | Short Film
  • Ľuboš Balažovič Jr.
    Düsseldorf Diaries; The LOCK; 86,400 s. | Short Film
  • Adam Hašák
    Düsseldorf Diaries; 86,400 s. | Short Film
  • Ľuboš Balažovič Jr.
    Düsseldorf Diaries; The LOCK; 86,400 s. | Short Film
  • Ľuboš Balažovič Sr.
    Düsseldorf Diaries
  • Štefan Minarovič
    Key Cast
  • Peter Sokolovič
    Key Cast
  • Jozef Petráš
    Key Cast
  • Martin Ostrovský
    Key Cast
  • Ľuboš Balažovič Jr.
    The Last Insurgent, 86, 400 s., The L O C K, Dávidova Hviezda
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Posledný povstalec
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    War, Military, WW2
  • Runtime:
    44 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 EUR
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  • Premiere at Západoslovenské múzeum in Trnava
    August 27, 2021
    Západoslovenské múzeum
  • Projection at Festival židovskej kultúry
    Nové Mesto nad Váhom
    September 11, 2021
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

The film "The Last Insurgent" was created amidst some of the most severe pandemic regulations here in Slovakia and most of our shooting options were very limited when it came to arranging all of our interviews or shooting any B-roll footage. The fact that the film's main hero, to whom the film is also dedicated to was a 94-year old WW2 veteran Štefan Minarovič, was also challenging mainly due to the additional organizational and producing stress it brought about. Sadly, Mr. Minarovič passed away during the edit of the film. Despite this loss, we have managed to portray the events that the Trnava garrison had to go through and the hardships they endured when rebelling against the German war machine.