Somewhere Over the Chemtrails

When a villager is injured by a car at a party, firefighter Brona is immediately convinced that it is an attack perpetrated by an „Arab“. His colleague Standa sees things differently. A laconic film that explores the causes of racism.

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Czechia 2022
83 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Standa and Bróňa are volunteer firefighters in a small village. While the clumsy Standa is looking forward to the birth of his son soon, his older friend Bróňa is no longer enjoying life because his wife has recently died. Things begin to change when a van crashes into a crowd of people during the Easter Fair. Before anyone notices, the driver runs away from the car crash. People believe it is a terrorist attack and the festive mood is replaced by an atmosphere of fear, hatred and misinformation, into which the locals, including the frightened Standa, sink. Bróňa, who is convinced of terrorism, is trying to do something to improve the situation. The sense of danger pumps new blood into his veins, and the fire brigade becomes a militia.

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Director: Adam Koloman Rybanský
Screenplay: Adam Koloman Rybanský, Lukáš Csicsely
Cinematography: Matěj Piňos
Sound: Adam Bláha
Editing: Alan Sýs
Production Design: Ivana Kanhäuserová, Antonín Matějovský
Producer: Pavel Vácha, Eva Pavlíčková, Pavel Vácha
Costumes: Ivan Stekla, Eliška Surmová
Cast: Michal Isteník, Miroslav Krobot, Anna Polívková, Vladimír Škultéty, Jiří Vymětal, Martin Šesták, Václav Hrzina, Marek Pospíchal, Albert Čuba
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.