In the Shadow

In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. The investigation leads him onto thin ice. Can he beat a stronger enemy and save his family and his own life?

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Czechia, Poland, Slovakia 2012
  • Czech
101 min.
12+
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.
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Police captain Hakl is investigating an apparently routine break-in at a jewellery store, but he soon discovers he’s up against a complex political conspiracy. Will he find his opponents’ weaknesses or will he succumb to his own? A period spectacle that contemplates a simple notion: every era needs its heroes. The film won nine Czech Lions and five Czech Film Critics Awards.

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Credits
Director: David Ondříček
Screenplay: Marek Epstein, David Ondříček, Misha Votruba
Cinematography: Adam Sikora
Music: Jan P. Muchow, Michal Novinski
Sound: Pavel Rejholec, Jakub Čech
Editing: Michal Lánský
Production Design: Jan Vlasák
Producer: Kryštof Mucha, David Ondříček, Ehud Bleiberg
Costumes: Jarmila Konečná
Cast: Ivan Trojan, Sebastian Koch, Soňa Norisová, Jiří Štěpnička, Marek Taclík, Filip Antonio, Norbert Lichý, David Švehlík, Martin Myšička
Awards

Czech Lions

2012 – Ehud Bleiberg, Kryštof Mucha, David Ondříček (Best Film)

Czech Lions

2012 – David Ondříček (Best Director)

Czech Lions

2012 – Ivan Trojan (Best Actor)

Czech Lions

2012 – Adam Sikora (Best Cinematography)

Czech Lions

2012 – Jan P. Muchow, Michal Novinski (Best Music)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2013 – David Ondříček (Directors to Watch)

Czech Film Critic Awards

2012 – Ehud Bleiberg, Kryštof Mucha, David Ondříček (Best Film)

Czech Film Critic Awards

2012 – David Ondříček (Best Director)

Czech Film Critic Awards

2012 – Ivan Trojan (Best Actor)

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  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.