Archive of films The End / 3. poločas

Czech Republic
2016, 27 min

Section: Czech Films 2016–2017
Year: 2017

Thirty-year-old Mára does as much for his family as he possibly can. During the day he labours in a factory, and then afterwards goes off to continue working on the family home. However, the lives of Mára and his family are continually invaded by his irresponsible brother-in-law, Pája, a football hooligan. But then Mára begins to develop a perilous liking for the latter’s wild, carefree world…


Mára, 30, finishes work and then tackles other jobs that need his attention. He works at a factory during the day and afterwards goes off to build a house for the family. He gets help from his partner Léňa, with whom he has two kids. Their lives, however, are continually invaded by Léňa’s irresponsible brother Pája, one of the local football hooligans. Mára is always getting Pája out of trouble, but then his brother-in-law’s wild, carefree world starts to grow on him. In Jiří Volek’s drama the hooligans’ weekend-long bender will determine the outcome of the unexpected new developments in Mára’s life…

Jan Škoda

About the director

Jiří Volek (b. 1983, Kolín, Czechoslovakia) first studied architecture and graphic design, and later film direction at FAMU under Věra Chytilová. In 2010 he focused on increasing aggression among teenagers in Bastards. His film The End won Czech Television’s Accelerator competition, which selects the most ambitious Czech college scripts for future coproductions.


PUNCH Production
Hennerova 7, 15000, Praha 5
Czech Republic

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Czech Films 2016–2017
Director: Jiří Volek
Screenplay: Jiří Volek
Dir. of Photography: Jan Šuster
Music: Michal Pajdiak
Editor: Matěj Šámal
Art Director: Jan Pfeiffer
Producer: Tomáš Smrček, Oldřich Havelka, Jiří Volek
Production: PUNCH Production
Coproduction: FAMU, Česká televize
Cast: Václav Neužil, Robin Pařík, Gabriela Míčová, Jan Lepšík, Maria Pavlova
Contact: PUNCH Production


Tomáš Smrček


Oldřich Havelka


Zuzana Mazačová

Costume Designer

Jan Šuster

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Sedláček



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