Scene from the film On the Water
Scene from the film On the Water
Scene from the film On the Water
Scene from the film On the Water
Scene from the film On the Water
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On the Water

  • Czech Republic
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This documentary essay, containing certain elements of a road movie, traces the journey of several individuals during their trek through the foothills of the Ore Mountains. Its aim is to capture an image of the unstable terrain of the area, which is the result of decades of mining and the subsequent (un)successful reclamation activities. The title may be considered as the literal designation of their river adventure as well as a reference to the changeable nature of the landscape. This film, balancing on a fine line between documentary and fiction, appeals to the viewer’s imagination and lets the landscape itself tell the story of this devastated and later revitalised area of the Northern Bohemia Region.


  • Original title
    Na vodě
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Martin Ryšavý, Jan Procházka, Pavel Kopecký
  • DOP
    Martin Ryšavý, Jan Procházka
  • Editing
    Martin Ryšavý, Pavel Kopecký, Zdeněk Marek
  • Music
    Pavel Kopecký, Petr Vokál
  • Sound
    Pavel Kopecký, Petr Vokál, František Šec
  • Duration
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2015 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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