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IN THE SHADOW

by David Ondříček

synopsis

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, though, 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.

international title: In The Shadow
original title: Ve stìnu
country: Czech Republic, Poland, Germany
sales agent: Bleiberg Entertainment
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: David Ondříček
film run: 106'
release date: CZ 13/09/2012
screenplay: Marek Epstein, David Ondříček, Misha Votruba
cast: Ivan Trojan, Sebastian Koch, Sona Norisová, Jirí Stepnicka, David Svehlík, Marek Taclík
cinematography by: Adam Sikora
film editing: Michal Lánský
music: Jan P. Muchow, Michal Novinski
production: Barrandov Studios, Lucky Man Films, RWE, Trigon Productions, United King Films, Centrale, Bleiberg Entertainment
distributor: Falcon