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ObeŤ (Victim)

Orizzonti

Director:
Michal Blaško
Production:
nutprodukcia (Jakub Viktorín) nutprodukce (Pavla Janoušková Kubečková) Electric Sheep (Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari, Michael Reuter) Česká Televize Czech Television (Jaroslav Sedláček) Rozhlas a Televízia Slovenska RTVS - Radio and Television Slovakia (Michal Pusztay)
Running Time:
91’
Language:
Ukrainian, Czech
Country:
Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany
Main Cast:
Vita Smachelyuk, Gleb Kuchuk, Igor Chmela, Viktor Zavadil, Inna Zhulina, Alena Mihulová, Veronika Weinhold, Gabriela Míčová, Claudia Dudová
Screenplay:
Jakub Medvecký
Cinematographer:
Adam Mach
Editor:
Petr Hasalík
Production Designer:
Stella Šonková
Sound:
Clemens Endreß, Matthias Schwab

Synopsis

When the son of Ukrainian immigrant Irina is attacked, the whole city stands up in solidarity with her family and condemns their Roma neighbors, who allegedly committed the crime. But soon another truth starts to emerge.
Obet’ is a suspenseful drama about a woman seeking justice in a racist society, torn between family and the search for the truth.

Director’s Statement

Both storylines—the mother- son storyline and the individual-society storyline—are intimately intertwined, constantly overlapping and feeding into each other. By painting an emotional portrait of Irina, I wanted to expose the Central European society for which she temporarily becomes a mascot, until eventually winding up as its caricature. The leitmotif of the film is manipulation, permeating multiple layers of the narrative, although everything starts with something seemingly banal—Igor’s lie— which unexpectedly gives society an excuse to unleash all the hatred dwelling at its core. The fact that Irina and Igor are Ukrainians, and thus belong to the minority that is most heavily represented in the Czech Republic while still not being fully accepted, also gives the main characters a unique perspective.

Production/Distribution

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/obetfilm
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/obet_victim/

PRODUCTION 1: Jakub Viktorín – nutprodukcia
Lazaretská 13
811 08 – Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel. +421 948050189
jakub.viktorin@gmail.com
http://www.nutprodukcia.sk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nutprodukcia
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nutprodukcia/

PRODUCTION 2: Pavla Janoušková Kubečková – nutprodukce
Píseckého 15
130 00 – Prague, Czech Republic
Tel. +420 731163041
tomas@nutprodukce.cz
http://www.nutprodukce.cz

PRODUCTION 3: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari, Michael Reuter – Electric Sheep
Schlesische Str. 20
10997 – Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 30322984151
Mob. +49 17664276211
saar@bsheepfilms.com

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: Česká Televize Czech Television): jaroslav.sedlacek@ceskatelevize.cz, Rozhlas a Televízia Slovenska RTVS) / Radio and Television Slovakia: michal.pusztay@rtvs.sk

WORLD SALES: Daniela Cölle – Pluto Film
Schliemannstr.5
10437 – Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 03021918220
info@plutofilm.de
http://www.plutofilm.de
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plutofilm
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/plutofilm.de/

PRESS OFFICE: Mirjam Wiekenkamp – NOISE Film & TV
Van Hallstraat 54
1051 HH – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel. +31 628652249
mirjam@noisefilmpr.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/noisefilmtv
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noisefilmtv/


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