2013 / Czech Republic / 74min

Silvie Dymáková's raw documentary uncovers the manipulation and pressure that exist behind the closed doors of "product demonstration excursions for seniors" in the Czech Republic. The sad heroes of her film show us the non-functional saucepans, unused vacuum cleaners, "wool" blankets and bio-lamps they bought during such excursions for tens or even hundreds of thousands Czech Crowns....and that is the best case scenario. In exchange for their ID cards confiscated by sellers, many have signed loan contracts. Despite their shocking experiences, the elderly take part in these events again and again in a bid to escape their loneliness or because they can't say no to the offers. Dymáková succeeded in smuggling a hidden camera into product presentations and analyzed the high-pressure methods.



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  • Screenplay
    Silvie Dymáková
  • Dir. of Photo.
    M. Konečný
  • Editing
    Tonička Janková
  • Music
  • Sound
    Vít Mazánek
  • Duration
    74 min
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    • Czech Republic
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  • Production
    Česká televize
    Kavčí hory
    140 70 Praha 4
    Czech Republic
    tel: 261137106
    fax: 261216628
    DSi Studio (Koprodukční společnost)
    Czech Republic
    Produkce Třeštíková s.r.o.
    Kostelní 14
    170 00 Praha 7
    Czech Republic
    cell: +420 603 581 674
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