Planet Czechia

The first feature-length film about Czech nature made using the latest technologies.

Planeta Česko
Czechia 2017
81 min.

Near us, in the former mines, on mountain tops, on housing estates and at railway stations nature takes back what man stole. Wildlife film-essay about the resilient power and variety of Czech nature. Within the environment of open cast brown coalmines and spoil tips which is a reminder of a lunar landscape, one finds paradoxically a true tale of an impregnable wild countryside. For most people it is a symbol of an ecological catastrophe, same as the abandoned industrial complexes, former army training ranges or dense woods gobbled up by the bark beetle. But for nature they are untamed spots which bring with them a process of recuperation and self-preservation. Just beyond our backyard we see everyday dramas of animals and plants taking place which tend to fascinate us in films that come from the far reaches of our planet.

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Director: Marián Polák
Screenplay: Marián Polák, Jan Hošek, Marek Sklář
Cinematography: Marián Polák, Jiří Petr, Hugo Habrman
Music: Kristian Koll
Sound: Václav Flegl
Editing: Tomáš Doruška
Producer: Radim Procházka
Cast: Vypravěč / Narrated by: Kryštof Hádek