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Occupation

An occupied bar can only start a Revolution and even cowards become “freedom fighters” against the Russian occupation. Acclaimed comedy with Czech Lion Awards for script, music and supporting actress.

OCUPACE 

Czech Republic | 2021 | 98 min

PRODUCTION: Julie Zackova, Jan Hlavsa – Unit and Sofa; Ceska televise, PFX

CAST: Martin Pechlat, Otakar Brousek, Antonie Formanova, Cyril Dobry

SCREENPLAY: Michal Nohejl, Marek Sindelka, Vojtech Masek

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jan Baset Stritezsky

EDITING: Petr Turyna

Synopsis

A sleepy actors’ party is disrupted by an uninvited guest. A drunken Russian officer comes to the bar to sell a canister of gas, but the business transaction quickly turns into a vodka drinking race. The atmosphere thickens and the Russian is having a grand old time. So grand that he pulls out a gun. The party, beating to the rhythm of the cosmically psychedelic music by Kill the Dandies!, spins out of control and the participants can’t keep up. After this night, no one will be the same.

Thursday 24.11. / 19:15h / ZAAL 2

Friday 25.11. / 18:45h / ZAAL 2

The screening will be followed by Q&A with director Michal Nohejl.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Czech Film Critics’ Awards, 2021 – Czech Lion Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Music and Best Supporting Actress (Antonie Formanova) | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2021

Director’s bio

Since the sixth grade, Michal Nohejl decided to become a film director. Yet, he made his first full-length film at the age of 45. That’s not to say that his dream has only just come true. For many years, he has been an acclaimed and much sought-after maker of audio-visual short format works, commercials. For his first feature film, the director chose a very difficult and complex genre – comedy and made it just right.