Scene from the film Lean a Ladder Against Heaven / CZ version
Scene from the film Lean a Ladder Against Heaven / CZ version
Scene from the film Lean a Ladder Against Heaven / CZ version
Scene from the film Lean a Ladder Against Heaven / CZ version

Lean a Ladder Against Heaven / CZ version

  • Czech Republic
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Marian Kuffa is a priest in a small village of Zakovce in Slovakia. At his presbytery he cares for the homeless, former prisoners, boys and girls from orphanages, the handicapped and abused mothers with children. Over this time the priest has hosted almost two hundred people. Kuffa has seen some who have stayed with him die, he has also seen birth, his constant is that people always move on. This is a film about strong faith and the value of sacrifice, about how much a single person is capable of giving to another, and how this act creates loss as well as affirmative meaning in peoples lives.


  • Original title
    Opři žebřík o nebe / CZ verze
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jana Ševčíková
  • DOP
    Jaromír Kačer
  • Editing
    Eva Mesteková
  • Music
    Klarinet factory / Alan Vitouš, Vladimír Martinka
  • Sound
    Jaroslav Jehlička, Michal Míček, Michal Gábor, Jan Paul, Adam Bezděk
  • Duration
    101 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Karlovy Vary IFF
    • Kino na hranici / Kino na Granicy, Poland and Czech Republic
    • Parnu Antrophology Film Festival, Estonia
  • Awards
    • Trilobit Beroun
    • Cena ARAS
    • Cena Pavla Kouteckého
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