Scene from the film Long Live the Family!
Scene from the film Long Live the Family!
Scene from the film Long Live the Family!
Scene from the film Long Live the Family!
Scene from the film Long Live the Family!
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Long Live the Family!

  • Czech Republic
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Libor may have studied history, but why slouch over a teacher’s desk when you can proudly strut around a modern office? Especially when you need to provide for your wife and children for whom it’s sometimes worth turning a blind eye when signing dodgy contracts. Except that the justice system catches up with even bigger whiz kids than Libor. While the police only have a few questions for him for the time being, his partners are in custody. Even so, Libor decides it’s high time to do a bunk with his family and get a few things straightened out. "When you watch a Czech film, you don’t see any indication of what we’re like, but what we’d like to be,” says the director. He instals his characters in an authentic environment and leaves them to sort out problems all too familiar to a contemporary audience. Although he doesn’t try to cover his back with the tag "freely inspired by real events,” he is clearly referring to specific social phenomena. And this he does without a hint of diffidence, maintaining a sense of humour throughout. KVIFF


  • Original title
    Rodina je základ státu
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Robert Sedláček
  • Cast
    Igor Chmela, Eva Vrbková, Martin Finger, Monika Šabartová, Simona Babčáková, Jiří Vyorálek, Jan Fišar, Jan Budař, Marek Taclík, Marek Daniel, Jana Janěková ml., Jan Novotný a i.
  • DOP
    Petr Koblovský
  • Editing
    Matouš Outrata
  • Music
    Michal Rataj, Beata Hlavenková, Lenka Dusilová
  • Sound
    Radim Hladík
  • Duration
    103 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Karlovy Vary IFF 2012 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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