Two old-time political prisoners set out in a camper van across the country to track down and kill a 1950s Communist prosecutor.

Czechia, Slovakia 2019
85 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

The fifties are the distant past, and yet the injustices of the old regime still keep Vlasta awake at night. He doesn’t have many more years to live, but driven by his need for revenge he seeks out his old friend Tonda in order to realize his final wish: to find and kill a communist prosecutor. This unusual road movie, about two former political prisoners who fight for justice despite every obstacle, is the most recent joint effort by Martin Dušek and Ondřej Provazník, whose background in documentary film is reflected in the realistic depiction of the arduous journey taken by two decrepit men. At times poetic, at others absurdly humorous, the directors’ cinematic look at the past provides a portrait of the stubbornness of age.

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Director: Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník
Screenplay: Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník
Cinematography: Lukáš Milota
Music: Matouš Hejl, Miroslav Srnka
Sound: Petr Stuchlík, Václav Flegl, Petr Kapeller
Editing: Janka Vlčková
Production Design: Antonín Šilar
Producer: Jiří Konečný
Costumes: Anna Hrušková
Cast: Jiří Schmitzer, Ladislav Mrkvička, Dušan Kaprálik, Milena Steinmasslová, Michal Suchánek, Pavel Batěk, Marika Procházková, Matěj Nechvátal

Czech Lions

2019 – Jiří Schmitzer (Best Actor)

Czech Lions

2019 – Ladislav Mrkvička (Best Supporting Actor)

Czech Film Critic Awards

2019 – Jiří Konečný (Best Film)

Czech Film Critic Awards

2019 – Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník (Best Director)

  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.