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Radim Prochazka

Radim Procházka

Czech Republic / Website

Biography

He was born in 1975. He studied documentary film at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) under Prof. Karel Vachek. In 2006, he graduated with his film Krejča behind the Gate/Krejča za branou, a portrait of stage director Otomar Krejča. He is the producer of Robert Sedláček's feature debut Rules of Lies/Pravidla lži (2006) which received, among others, the Czech Critics Award and the Czech Lion Award for the Best Screenplay. He is the co-author of Sedláček's feature-length documentary trilogy Once upon a Time/Tenkrát (1999 – 2002) dealing with Czech recent history. He also produced Karel Vachek's latest documentary film Záviš - The Prince of Porn-Folk Under The Influence of Griffith's Intolerance and Monsieur Hulot's Holiday by Tati or: The Rise and Fall of Czechoslovakia, 1918 - 1992/ Záviš, kníže pornofolku pod vlivem Griffithovy Intolerance a Tatiho Prázdnin pana Hulota aneb Vznik a zánik Československa, 1918 – 1992 (2006). He is also the producer of Vachek's upcoming documentary Obscurantist and His Lineage/Tmář a jeho rod and is in charge of the DVD release of Vachek's complete filmography. In 2007, he made a film diorama Paper Attempt/Papírový atentát, an analysis of the transformation and subtexts of the Czech political scene after the “Sarajevo attempt” of Václav Klaus in 1997. Currently, he is working on the script for a docudrama (a feature film following real events) about the controversial minister Jiří Čunek. He and his wife Eva have four children: Hana, Pavla, Jan and Vojtěch.

Filmography:

Gottwald - Odkud a kam (18´, CZ, 2000)
Knížka pro Settyho (CZ, 2001)
Naše lípa (24´, CZ, 2003)
Cizinci u nás (6x27´, CZ, 2003) - director of segment Vlastenci zapadlí u Tobrúku (56´, CZ, 2004)
Krejča za branou (57´, CZ, 2005)
Papírový atentát (52´, CZ, 2007)
Diáře a romány Pavla Kohouta (26´, CZ, 2008)
Catenaccio a la Drnovice or Journey to the Beginning of Time of Economic Transformation (57´, CZ, 2010)

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Catenaccio à la Drnovice or journey to the beginning of time of economic transformation

Drnovické catenaccio (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 57 min

or Journey to the Beginning of Time of Economic Transformation: The rise and fall of the local football club is typical for Czech football, politics and business of the 1990s, revealing not only beautiful goals but also mysterious sponsors, corruption or doping.

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Desk-based Assassination

Papírový atentát (Orig.) / 2007 / Czech Republic / 52 min

Can Czech politicians acknowledge their own mistakes? Do they have a sense of humour? The answers are explored in a film account of the so-called Sarajevo assassination which was meant to unseat Václav Klaus as Prime Minister.

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Diaries and Novels by Pavel Kohout

Diáře a romány Pavla Kohouta (Orig.) / 2008 / Czech Republic / 27 min

Pavel Kohout precisely records anything that happens on any given day in his diaries; we can therefore recall the social and personal vicissitudes in the life of a Czech writer.

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Our First Father Cultivator

Náš první hospodář (Orig.) / 2009 / Czech Republic / 9 min

Václav Klaus in the role of harvester driver.

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