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Catenaccio à la Drnovice or journey to the beginning of time of economic transformation

  • Czech Republic
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Located near the South Moravian town of Vyškov, the small village of Drnovice boasts a football stadium for ten thousand fans. It is a pyramid of a long-lost football civilization that used to be ruled by famous names. The rise and fall of the local football club is typical for Czech football, politics and business of the 1990s, revealing not only beautiful goals but also mysterious sponsors, corruption or doping. This film takes us back to a time when top ministry officials had no clue about huge financial scams and when Czech footballers were in the game for the European Championship title.



  • Original title
    Drnovické catenaccio
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Radim Procházka, Pavel Klvač, Petr Fischer
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jakub Halousek
  • Editing
    Josef Krajbich
  • Music
    Tomáš Kympl
  • Sound
    Filip Slavík
  • Duration
    57 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Karlovy Vary IFF 2010
    • IDFF Jihlava 2010, Czech Joy
    • One World 2011


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