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Victim (2022)

Section: New Czech Films and TV Programmes

Director: Michal Blaško, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Germany, 2022, 92 min.

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Thu | 01.06 | 18:30 | Golden Apple Cinema 3

Irina is a single mother from Ukraine who lives in a small Czech town. When her son is attacked, the entire town stands with her family in condemning the Roma neighbours who allegedly committed the crime. After Irina's son wakes up in the hospital, it becomes hard to tell the difference between truth and lie… The story of a woman's emotional journey to find justice in a racist society and, despite all the stereotypes, to stay true to herself.

CountrySlovak Republic, Czech Republic, Germany
Production Year2022
Runtime92 min.
Age limit15
LanguageCzech
SubtitlesEnglish
Directed by Michal Blaško
Screenplay Jakub Medvecký
Director of Photography Adam Mach
Edited by Petr Hasalík
Contact Bontonfilm
Cast Vita Smačeljuk, Gleb Kuchuk, Igor Chmela, Viktor Zavadil, Inna Žulina, Alena Mihulová, Gabriela Míčová, Klaudia Dudová
Michal Blaško Film director and screenwriter. He studied directing and screenwriting at FAMO in Písek, then at VŠMU in Bratislava. He has directed many short films, e.g. Zídka (2014), Atlantis, 2003 (2017) and Wild Beings (2019). He also writes series and spots. The drama Victim (2022) is his feature debut.