Czech Journal: Don’t Take My Life

Czech Journal: Don’t Take My Life

2016 / Czech Republic / 64min

One day, documentary filmmaker Andrea Culková learned that she faced attachment of assets because of a minor error that she learned about too late. She thus became one of the many people to find themselves caught in a debt trap. In her contribution to the Czech Journal series, Culková delves into an examination of the phenomenon of debt, debt recovery, and debt payments in Czech society from a personal as well as investigative viewpoint. She interviews various actors in the field, from debtors to the Minister of Justice, attends conferences of debt collectors, and explores how the issue is addressed in other countries.



  • Original title
    Český žurnál: Exekuce
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Andrea Culková
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Andrea Culková, Jakub Halousek, Prokop Souček, Jan Hubač
  • Editing
    Adam Patyk, Andrea Culková
  • Music
  • Sound
    Ivo Broum, Jan Duben
  • Duration
    64 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Česká televize
    Kavčí hory
    140 70 Praha 4
    Czech Republic
    tel: 261137106
    fax: 261216628
    Hypermarket Film, s.r.o.
    Osadní 6
    170 00 Praha 7
    Czech Republic
    tel: +420 222 937 341
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