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
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