In the Shadow

Release date: 21-06-2013
Director: David Ondříček

directed by David Ondříček written by Marek Epstein, David Ondříček, Misha Votruba director of photography Adam Sikora music by Jan P. Muchow, Michal Novinski production design by Jan Vlasák, Marek Warszewski (in Poland) costume design by Jarmila Konecná make-up by Lucas Kral sound by Jakub Cech, Pavel Rejholec special effects by P. Mastela, A. Giemzik edited by Michal Lánsky executive producer Pavel Cechak produced by Lucky Man Films (Czech Republic), Centrala (Poland), Trigon Productions (Slovakia) co-produced by Odra-Film, Krakow Regional Film Fund, Łódź City, Damn Good Production, IPM Studio, Bleiberg Entertainment, Barrandov Studios, RWE, United King Films, Nova co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Czech Film Fund, Slovak Film Fund, Eurimages postproduction by Alvernia Studios distribution in Poland Hagi Film world sales Bleiberg Entertainment
cast Ivan Trojan, Sebastian Koch, Soňa Norisová, David Švehlík, Jiří Štěpnička, Marek Taclík, Norbert Lichý (Janata), Martin Myšička
colour, 106′
Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia 2012

 

The capital of Czechoslovakia, 1953. Police captain Hakl leads an investigation in the case of a night-time burglary at the Jewish kahal. With his extensive experience in criminal cases, Hakl is convinced that solving the case will be an easy task. He is able to establish the circumstances in which the crime took place, which reveal a secondary motive behind the crime. He begins to understand that the burglary launched a political provocation involving the secret police forces of the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia.