Archive of films Old-Timers / Staříci

Czech Republic / Slovak Republic
2019, 85 min

Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition
Year: 2019

Vlasta and Tonda don’t have much longer to live but they do have one more important task ahead of them – to find and kill the communist prosecutor who sent them to prison in the 1950s. An unusual road movie about two former political prisoners who fight for justice despite every obstacle.


Synopsis

The fifties are the distant past, and yet the injustices of the old regime still keep Vlasta awake at night. He doesn’t have many more years to live, but driven by his need for revenge he seeks out his old friend Tonda in order to realize his final wish: to find and kill a communist prosecutor. This unusual road movie, about two former political prisoners who fight for justice despite every obstacle, is the most recent joint effort by Martin Dušek and Ondřej Provazník, whose background in documentary film is reflected in the realistic depiction of the arduous journey taken by two decrepit men. At times poetic, at others absurdly humorous, the directors’ cinematic look at the past provides a portrait of the stubbornness of age.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Martin Dušek (b. 1978, Česká Lípa, Czechoslovakia). Selected filmography: Mein Kroj (2011, short), The Analogs (2013), Into the Clouds We Gaze (2014) Ondřej Provazník (b. 1978, Prague). Selected filmography: Professional Soldier (2000), Camera-Action-Broumov (2015, short). Joint direction: A Town Called Hermitage (2007), Coal in the Soul (2010), Old-Timers (2019)

Contacts

endorfilm
Přímětická 4, 140 00, Praha 4
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 241 730 780
E-mail: endorfilm@endorfilm.cz
www: www.endorfilm.cz

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition
   
Director: Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník
Screenplay: Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník
Dir. of Photography: Lukáš Milota
Music: Hejl & Srnka
Editor: Jana Vlčková
Art Director: Antonín Šilar
Producer: Jiří Konečný
Production: Endorfilm
Coproduction: Sentimentalfilm, Česká televize
Cast: Jiří Schmitzer, Ladislav Mrkvička, Dušan Kaprálik, Milena Steinmasslová, Michal Suchánek
Contact: endorfilm

Guests

Ondřej Provazník

Film Director

Jiří Konečný

Producer


Martin Dušek

Film Director

Kateřina Ondřejková

Producer, Producer, Producer, Film Institution Rep.


Lukáš Milota

Director of Photography

Jana Vlčková

Film Editor


Jiří Schmitzer

Actor, Actor, Actor

Ladislav Mrkvička

Actor


Milena Steinmasslová

Actress

Pavel Batěk

Actor


Martina Stránská

Producer

Miroslav Srnka

Musician


Matouš Hejl

Musician

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