|Genre||Action War drama|
|Written by||Ondřej Vogeltanz|
|Directed by||Karel Kachyňa|
|Starring|| Vladimír Javorský|
|Country of origin||Czech Republic|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Running time||49 minutes|
|Original network||Česká televize|
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