Archive of films Cage / Klec
She’s a lonely, trusting pensioner who’s worried that no-one needs her anymore. He’s an indebted young man with a secret. Jiřina Bohdalová and Kryštof Hádek star in this unpredictable psychological thriller as two people who end up imprisoned in a ground-floor flat. But perhaps that’s not such a bad thing after all.
“Things get pretty dull when you pass eighty. You wait and you wait, but you don’t even know what you’re waiting for,” says Květa Galová, a former teacher struggling with solitude in a ground-floor flat somewhere on the outskirts of Prague. She fills her days looking after the local church and its resident priest, but he is soon sent elsewhere. Just when it seems that no-one needs her anymore a mysterious young man steps into her life, claiming to be a distant relative. While Jiří Strach’s psychological thriller revolves around the confrontation between two individuals with an intriguing past, the setting of this intimate tale also takes on a central role after the characters find it very difficult to leave.
About the director
Jiří Strach (b. 1973, Prague). Selected filmography: The Murder of the Green Family (2002, TV film), An Angel of the Lord (2005), Operation Silver A (2007, TV film), Oldies but Goldies (2012), Eights (2014, TV film), Labyrinth (2015, TV series), An Angel of the Lord 2 (2016), The Cage (2019)
About the film
|Section:||Czech Films 2018–2019|
|Dir. of Photography:||Martin Šec|
|Music:||Ondřej Gregor Brzobohatý|
|Art Director:||David Voborský, Katarína Hollá|
|Cast:||Jiřina Bohdalová, Kryštof Hádek, Viktor Preiss, Vilma Cibulková, David Švehlík|
|Sales:||Czech Television - Telexport|
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