In the Shadow

  • Czech Republic
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Set in 1950s Prague, the film follows Hakl, a member of the Communist police force and his investigation of a seemingly mundane robbery at a goldsmith’s shop. His desire for the truth leads him to new evidence indicating that the case is far more complicated than it seems. State Security takes over the investigation, replacing him with a German specialist in Zionist crime, Zenke, whose ominous arrival feels more than coincidental. Hakl defiantly continues his investigation on his own, sending both men on a collision course with governmental powers beyond anything they could have suspected.

Academy Award Oscar 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Officical Entry Czech Republic.

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  • Original title
    Ve stínu
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marek Epstein, David Ondříček, Misha Votruba
  • Cast
    Ivan Trojan, Sebastian Koch, Soňa Norisová, Jiří Štěpnička, Marek Taclík, Filip Antonio, Norbert Lichý, David Švehlík, Martin Myšička
  • DOP
    Adam Sikora
  • Editing
    Michal Lánský
  • Music
    Jan P. Muchow, Michal Novinski
  • Sound
    Pavel Rejholec, Jakub Čech
  • Duration
    101 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Awards
    • Variety Magazine’s Award 10 Directors to Watch award for David Ondricek 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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