Archive of films Golden Sting / Zlatý podraz

Czech Republic / Slovak Republic
2018, 107 min

Section: Czech Films 2018–2019
Year: 2019

What is the price of victory? Director Radim Špaček’s epic sports drama looks at the turbulent history of Czechoslovak basketball. The eager players give their all on the court, but they must also face a similarly ruthless fight in real life. Amid the social turmoil caused by various dictatorships’ rise to power, fair play gets thrown out the window.


They make an incredible effort on the court, but in real life they have to struggle even harder against an era that disdains them and does not respect the rules of fair play. This epic sports drama tells the tale of the Czechoslovak basketball team, which found itself fighting on several fronts between 1938 and 1951. Director Radim Špaček combines the thrill of the game with social turmoil and elements of romantic drama. While at a postwar world championship tournament in Geneva, basketball player František meets beautiful Michelle and they fall in love, but fate conspires against them. The script was inspired by real-life events described by Jakub Bažant and Jiří Závozda in their book They Did Not Shy from Courage.

Jan Škoda

About the director

Radim Špaček

Radim Špaček (b. 1973, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia). Filmography: Young Men Discovering the World (1996), Sleepless Nights (2004), Walking Too Fast (2009), Places (2014), The World Below (2017, TV series), Golden Sting (2018)


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Czech Films 2018–2019
Director: Radim Špaček
Screenplay: Jakub Bažant, Kristína Nedvědová, Jiří Závozda
Dir. of Photography: Vladimír Smutný
Music: Jakub Kudláč
Editor: Anna Johnson Ryndová
Art Director: Jiří Sternwald
Producer: Jaroslav Bouček
Production: BUC-FILM, s.r.o.
Coproduction: Miroslav Jansta, Česká televize, Tipsport, Barrandov Studio, Punkchart
Cast: Filip Březina, Patrycja Volny, Zdeněk Piškula, Ondřej Malý, Jan Hartl
Contact: BUC-FILM, s.r.o.
Distributor: Falcon a.s.


Jaroslav Bouček


Stanislav Majer


Vladimír Smutný

Director of Photography

Marek Hart

Sound Designer

Simona Rybáková

Radim Špaček

Film Director

Filip Březina


Kryštof Šafer


Jiří Roskot


Eliška Kaplicky-Fuchsová


Zdeněk Piškula


Simona Lewandowská


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