"Toman" — U.S. PREMIERE

(Jan. 9 & 10) — U.S. Premiere

Q&As with director Ondřej Trojan

Zdenek Toman is a controversial and singular character in modern Czech politics. In the years following WW II, he served as the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, where he orchestrated the coup of 1948 and the Czechoslovak Communist Party’s rise to power. He was an unscrupulous careerist and an unsavory politician, blackmailing, exploiting and intimidating his way to the top of the Communist food chain. But he has another unlikely other role in the history books — as a savior of Jews.

"Toman" tells the story of the enigmatic man who organized the rescue of thousands of Eastern European Holocaust refugees by bringing them across Czechoslovak borders and setting the stage for their entry into Palestine.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 8:30pm


Walter Reade Theater
165 W. 65th St.
New York, NY 10023


(212) 875-5600


$15; $12 Student/Senior/Person with disability

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