Archive of films DK / DK

Czech Republic
2013, 73 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2013

A builder who preferred to demolish. A timid eccentric, a cold-blooded alarmist, an ascetic hedonist, and a benevolent usurper. An inventor of life. Collage as method, fragments of memory, the quest for identity, the "ich” form. A feature-length documentary about the life and death of radical architect David Kopecký.


A builder who loved to destroy. A timid eccentric, a cold-blooded alarmist, an ascetic hedonist, and a benevolent usurper. An inventor of life. If he came across tasteless pictures or the outer casings of heaters, he would throw them out the window. "I am disinfecting the place,” he would declare. He would never stop dismantling and demolishing until he got what he wanted. Walls and objects would cease to exist, a captured light would be all that was left. The life of a man who never gave in to anybody or anything, and was admired as well as beaten for it. Is it possible to freely explore and at the same time survive in the world of financiers, and have to accept small-town ideas of living? Can one stick to one’s precision and purity without liquidating oneself and one’s surroundings? Is it possible to live with a visionary? What is the price of living without compromise? Collage as method, fragments of memory, the quest for identity, the "ich” form. A feature-length documentary about the life and death of radical architect David Kopecký.

About the director

Bára Kopecká (b. 1970), director, script editor, screenwriter, editor, columnist, and lecturer, graduated in editing from FAMU and teaches at FAMU International. Since the early 1990s she has cooperated on a number of film and TV productions at home and abroad.


Produkce Třeštíková s.r.o.
Kostelní 14, 170 00, Praha 7
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 603 581 674

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Bára Kopecká
Screenplay: Bára Kopecká
Dir. of Photography: Braňo Pažitka
Music: Práce s veřejností
Editor: Michal Dvořák
Producer: Bára Kopecká
Contact: Produkce Třeštíková s.r.o.


Bára Kopecká

Film Director, Producer

Hanka Třeštíková


Michal Dvořák

Film Editor

Jan Noháč


Jan Richtr

Film Crew, Film Crew


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