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For the Love of Prague

Original title: For the Love of Prague

Late October, 1959. A confused, nervous American animator is being transported deep behind the Iron Curtain on a Soviet-built plane. As Gene Deitch observes the checkerboard green farm fields below turn into a brown hectic patternless mess he knows he has crossed the border into the Soviet Union. Was this all a setup? But why him - a director of children’s cartoons? This is the true story of the only free American living in Communist Czechoslovakia.

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