In the Shadow

Set in 1950s Prague, the film follows Hakl, a member of the Communist police force and his investigation of a seemingly mundane robbery at a goldsmith’s shop. His desire for the truth leads him to new evidence indicating that the case is far more complicated than it seems. State Security takes over the investigation, replacing him with a German specialist in Zionist crime, Zenke, whose ominous arrival feels more than coincidental. Hakl defiantly continues his investigation on his own, sending both men on a collision course with governmental powers beyond anything they could have suspected.


Academy Award Oscar 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Officical Entry Czech Republic.


106 minutes / Shot in 35mm, 1:1.85 / Dolby Digital


Ivan Trojan

Sebastian Koch

Soňa Norisová

David Švehlík

Marek Taclík


Variety Magazine’s Award 10 Directors to Watch award for David Ondricek

11 Czech Lions Awards in all of the main categories

5 The Critics’ Awards

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