Archive of films Killing of a Journalist / The Killing of a Journalist

Denmark / USA / Czech Republic
2022, 102 min

Section: Special Screenings
Year: 2022

In February 2018 Slovakia was shaken by the cold-blooded murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée. This Danish documentary coproduction unravels the tentacles of the Slovak mafia and much else besides, and this from a valuable foreign perspective. The appalling story is reminiscent of the plot from a sophisticated thriller, although the sad fact remains that the reality itself was and still is just as barbaric.


Synopsis

In February 2018 Slovakia was shaken by the cold-blooded murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, yet few people had any idea of the intricate nature of this terrible crime. Public pressure for an inquiry then led to the country's biggest protests since the fall of communism… This Danish documentary coproduction unravels the tentacles of the Slovak mafia and much else besides, and this from a valuable foreign perspective and with the necessary sense of detachment. The tale of oligarchs, crooked judges, egotistical businessmen, corrupt policemen and unscrupulous politicians is reminiscent of the plot from a sophisticated thriller, although the sad fact remains that the reality itself was and continues to be just as barbaric.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Matt Sarnecki (Chicago, USA). Filmography: Killing Pavel (2017, doc.), The Killing of a Journalist (2022, doc.).

Contacts

Cinephil
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About the film

Color, DCP
European premiere

Section: Special Screenings
   
Director: Matt Sarnecki
Dir. of Photography: Anna Smoroňová
Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Sound: Marek Poledna
Editor: Janus Billeskov Jansen
Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen
Production: Final Cut for Real
Coproduction: OCCRP, Frame Films, For Got Fat Productions
Sales: Cinephil

Guests

Matt Sarnecki

Film Director

Jozef Kuciak

Protagonist


Jana Kuciaková

Protagonist

Zlata Kušnírová

Protagonist


Pavla Holcová

Protagonist

Zuzana Kučerová

Co-producer


Jitka Kotrlová

Co-producer

Jakub Koula

Production Manager


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