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Czech Republic / Slovak Republic
2021, 131 min

Section: Special Screenings

  1D7 Friday 20/8 20:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
  313 Sunday 22/8 11:00 Grand Hall

David Ondříček’s fascinating drama presents the life of the famous Czech endurance runner and Olympic champion Emil Zátopek, a man who, with impressive nonchalance, pushed the boundaries of human possibilities and took his place alongside other greats who transformed athletic competitions into unforgettable stories.


Synopsis

Autumn 1968. The Australian record holder Ron Clarke arrives in gray Prague. Seeking to overcome the greatest crisis of his career, he has come to get help from his old friend and role model Emil Zátopek, four-time Olympic gold medalist and the most famous Czech athlete of all time – a man who, with impressive nonchalance, pushed the boundaries of human possibilities and took his place alongside other greats who transformed athletic competitions into unforgettable stories. David Ondříček’s fascinating drama about the life of the famous Czech endurance runner – a feted celebrity trying to live a dignified existence in a politically complicated time and also husband of Olympic medalist Dana Zátopková – is as captivating on the field as it is off.

Karel Och

About the director

David Ondříček (1969, Prague). Selected filmography: Whisper (Šeptej, 1996), Loners (Samotáři, 2000), One Hand Can’t Clap (Jedna ruka netleská, 2003), In the Shadow (Ve stínu, 2012), Dukla 61 (2018, TV film), Zátopek (2021).

Contacts

UTA Independent Film Group
9336 Civic Center Dr. Beverly Hills, , Los Angeles, CA
United States of America
E-mail: [email protected]

Falcon a.s.
Radlická 1c/3185, 150 00, Praha 5
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 224 422 222
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.falcon.cz

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Special Screenings
   
Director: David Ondříček
Screenplay: David Ondříček, Alice Nellis, Jan P. Muchow
Dir. of Photography: Štěpán Kučera
Music: Beata Hlavenková
Editor: Jarosław Kamiński
Art Director: Jan Vlasák
Producer: Kryštof Mucha, David Ondříček
Production: Lucky Man Films s.r.o.
Coproduction: Česká televize, Olife Energy, Accolade, ALEF, innogy, T-Mobile, SEBRE, AZYL Production, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska, Barrandov Studio a.s.
Cast: Václav Neužil, Martha Issová, James Frecheville
Sales: UTA Independent Film Group
Distributor: Falcon a.s.
   
www: www.filmzatopek.cz

Guests

David Ondříček

Film Director, Producer

Václav Neužil

Actor


Martha Issová

Actress

James Frecheville

Actor


Robert Mikluš

Actor

Kryštof Mucha

Producer


Štěpán Kučera

Director of Photography

Jarosław Kamiński

Editor


Jan P. Muchow

Music Composer

Beata Hlavenková

Musician


Daria Špačková

Production Manager

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