Scene from the film Arms Ready
Scene from the film Arms Ready
Scene from the film Arms Ready
Scene from the film Arms Ready
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Arms Ready

  • Czech Republic
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Firearms are a multifaceted phenomenon in contemporary society. For some they are a symbol of power, for others they represent certainty, and for others still they are a source of danger. Barbora Chalupová interviews gun owners and people interested in a gun permit, and explores the availability (both legally and illegally) of firearms in the Czech Republic. Her film makes partial use of the internet as an unconventional narrative tool, but is otherwise a typical interview-style documentary. The filmmaker also explores legal gray areas related to homemade weapons.

“You see, it’s more about finding out why to have one or not have one. A gun, I mean. Legal… Illegal… But maybe I am just protecting myself with this pilfered political manifesto, or creating an alibi for myself.“

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  • Original title
    Do zbraně
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Barbora Chalupová
  • DOP
    Šimon Havel
  • Editing
    Zuzana Walter
  • Music
    Petr Zábrodský
  • Sound
    Adam Bláha
  • Duration
    36 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
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