Blix Not Bombs

A documentary by Greta Stocklassa | 85 min | 2023 | CZ, D, S


"When the world was on fire, they called Hans Blix". This is how the Swedish diplomat is introduced in "Blix Not Bombs". And if there is one fire he is particularly associated with, it is the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Before the invasion, Blix led a delegation of UN officials to find out if there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. And it is the invasion and its aftermath that Blix analyzes in an impressively insightful manner in a thorough and honest conversation with director Greta Stocklassa. Few understand the complexities of international politics on the world stage as well as Blix, and none can explain them with his intellectual elegance. But Stocklassa's film is also a portrait of the man himself, now an elderly gentleman writing his memoirs, walking with a cane and watching birds through the window of his apartment. His gaze and commitment are as urgent as ever, as Blix takes stock of the invasion of Iraq and the state of the world today. (CPH:DOX)



Screenplay and Director: Greta Stocklassa

Camera: Stanislav Adam

Sound: Pavel Jan

Editor: Alan Sýs, Jorge Sánchez Calderón

Archive Producer: Vanessa Christoffers-Trinks

Associate Producer: Petra Dobešová

Executive Producers: Aleksandar Govedarica, Greg Rubidge

Producers CZ: Radovan Síbrt, Alžběta Karásková

Producers S: Mario Adamson, Ashley Smith

Redaktion: Dagmar Mielke, RBB/ARTE

World Sales: Syndicado Film Sales

Distributor: Cine Global


In Co-Production with PINK, Sisyfos Film and dem RBB

in cooperation with ARTE

Funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Czech Film Fund, Swedish Film Institute, Film Stockholm

Festivals and Awards


One World Prag: Special Mention


DOK.fest München

Nomination for Czech Lion Award