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DIR: Silvie Dymáková
2013 / Czech Republic / 74 min

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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.

About

Director Silvie Dymáková
Screenplay Silvie Dymáková
Dir. of Photography M. Konečný
Editing Tonička Janková
Music
Sound Vít Mazánek
Duration 74 min
Year 2013
Country Czech Republic
Colour Colour
Tags business, candid camera, Czech society, engaged, old age, social issues
Production Česká televize, DSi Studio (Koprodukční spole…
Česká televize
Address:  Kavčí hory
City:  140 70 Praha 4
Country:  Czech Republic
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Phone:  261137106
Fax:  261216628

DSi Studio (Koprodukční společnost)
Country:  Czech Republic

Produkce Třeštíková s.r.o.
Address:  Kostelní 14
City:  170 00 Praha 7
Country:  Czech Republic
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48th Karlovy Vary International ...

48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013, Czech Republic

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