Matchmaking Mayor

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
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A situational documentary about a generation of singles in their 30s who live in a medium-sized Slovak village, and their mayor who, in an effort to maintain the village population, sets out to bring them together. The village of Zemplínske Hámre lies in eastern Slovakia close to the Slovak-Ukranian border. It took its mayor, a retired army general, seven years to straighten out the whole village. Nearly all houses have been repaired, the gardens are in bloom, there are four grocer’s shops and two pubs, and the brook is crystal clear. However, there is a persistent problem bothering the mayor. The village is slowly but surely dying out. The issue has made its presence felt in all European villages in regions with inadequate work opportunities. However, he has decided to tackle the “pan European countryside trend” and he tries to motivate the singles in the village to marry each other and start families. After more than a year no one has responded to his extensive financial reward and now he is organizing a big party for all the singles from the region.

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  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Erika Hníková
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jiří Strnad
  • Editing
    Jana Vlčková
  • Sound
    Petr Šoltys
  • Duration
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
    • Slovakia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Endorfilm s.r.o
      • Primeticka 4
      • 140 00 Praha 4
      • Czech Republic
      • tel: +420 241 730 780
      • cell: +420 602 358 373
      • fax: +420 241 730 780
      • e-mail:
      • sentimentalfilm s.r.o.
      • Špitálska 20
      • 811 08 Bratislava
      • Slovakia
      • tel: +421 903 229 446, +421 948 775 299
      • e-mail:


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