Tell Me Something About Yourself- Martin

Tell Me Something About Yourself- Martin

1994 / Czech Republic / 60min

The unique film cycle "Řekni mi něco o sobě" was started in the spring of 1989 by director H. Třeštíková. Utilizing her exceptional method in which she follows the subjects over a period of time, Třeštíková focuses on the youth correctional facility in Libkovice. The material was shot over a period of two to five years and captures not only the changes in the lives of the protagonists, but also transformations of the whole society.


"The whole film talks about the time when I was first locked up, from sixteen till now, I’m 22 now, and during that whole time I was out maybe five months, and I’ve really had it by now. It’s also about why I’d given my life to Jesus Christ and then failed that Jesus in me because I was tempted by earthly pleasures; and it’s also about how every time I’m ready to start a new life, I get locked up again because it’s always too late. It’s just too late. That’s the greatest shame and that’s what it’s about..."


  • Original title
    Řekni mi něco o sobě - Martin
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Třeštíková Helena
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Martin Kubala, Petr Pešek, Stano Slušný, Ivan Vojnár
  • Editing
    Petras Jan, Martin Steklý
  • Music
  • Sound
    Vladimír Nahodil, Michal Houdek, Lumír Turek
  • Duration
    60 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
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  • Production
    AFiS - Asociace Film & Sociologie
    Pod Zvonařkou 10
    120 00 Praha 2
    Czech Republic
    tel: +042 222 561 410
    fax: +042 26121 1354
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