2003, four years before Slovakia entered the Schengen Area. Martin and Denisija, a young couple from Ukraine, are trying to get illegally to Germany through Slovakia, like many people before them. In a couple of years, the border between Slovakia and Ukraine will be one of the most secured borders in Europe, but in 2003 it is still open for smugglers and for people hoping to find a new life in Western Europe.
- ARTE Prize - Angers FF
- Magnesia Award for the Best Student Film - Czech Lion Awards
- Elizaveta Maximová
- Levan Mania
- Vladislav Šarišský
- Michal Blaško
- Adam Mach
- Petr Hasalík
Michal Blaško is currently studying in the third year of film and television directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU). He previously studied at the Film academy of Miroslav Ondricek in Písek for two years, where he attended screenwriting and directing class lead by Jiří Strach and Zuzana Zemanová. He directed two short films before STRACH which were selected all around the world. STRACH was presented at the Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers in 2016.
His film ATLANTIS, 2003 (2017) was a part of Cinéfondation's section in the 70th Cannes Film Festival.