The Damned

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2002

Production year

2000—2001

Premiere

7 February 2002

Runtime

100 min

Director

Dan Svátek

Category

film

Genre

drama, crime

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Zatracení

Czech title

Zatracení

English title

The Damned

Summary

The director's feature-length debut is loosely based on cases of foreigners arrested in Asian countries for smuggling drugs. One case, which directly inspired the making of the film, was the arrest of Czech tourist Emil Novotný, sentenced in Thailand in 1995. The film's theme is a story on guilt and dramatic punishment, as well as on a drastic turning point in a person's life

Crew and creators

Director

Dan Svátek

Second Unit Director

Petr Samec (II. režie)

Assistant Director

Filip Mareš

Screenstory

Dan Svátek

Screenplay

Dan Svátek

Director of Photography

Tomáš Sysel

Camera Operator

Ivan Šimůnek, Matěj Cibulka (2. asistent kamery), Karel Kaliban (2. asistent kamery)

Production Designer

Jan Kadlec

Art Director

Bořek Šípek

Make-Up Artist

Jiřina Pahlerová

Film Editor

Alois Fišárek

Special Effects

AVAS s. r. o. (filmové triky), Jiří Větroň (filmové triky)

Visual Effects

Universal Production Partners, spol. s r.o. (digitální filmové triky), David Váňa (supervize digitálních filmových triků)

Special Effects

Swing Gang / SFX

Titles Designed by

Jiří Větroň

Executive Producer

Jan Seidl

Co-producer

Dan Svátek (Holiday Films)

Production

Pavel Melounek (Whisconti), David Prudký, Ondřej Šrámek (ČT)

Production Manager

Prisana Maew Trachai (vedoucí produkce – thajský štáb), Rob Das (produkční spolupráce – nizozemský štáb), Zora Kaslová, Karel Chvojka

Music

Music Composed by

Roman Holý

Music Performed by

Roman Holý

Songs

Aika

Music Performed by skupina Skyline
Songwriter Štěpán Jamník
Writer of Lyrics Strictly Orange

Saturday Night Is Over

Music Performed by skupina Monkey Business
Songwriter Neo

My Friends

Music Performed by skupina Monkey Business
Songwriter Nana Zorin

Flanger

Music Performed by skupina Monkey Business
Songwriter Floex

Locations

Thajsko, Bangkok a okolí (Thajsko), ostrov Kho Kut (Thajsko), Nizozemsko, Amsterodam (Nizozemsko), Česká republika, Praha (Česká republika), Novoborsko (Česká republika), Jizerské hory

Production info

Original Title

Zatracení

Czech Title

Zatracení

English Title

The Damned

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, crime

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2002

Production Year

2000—2001

Production specifications

start of filming 12/2000

Premiere

premiere 7 February 2002 /suitable for all ages/ (kino Blaník, Praha)

Distribution

FALCON, a. s.

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

100 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Stereo

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, English, Polish, Dutch, fictional language of Bandung

Subtitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: Festival zdravotnických filmů MEDICFILM

2002
Podbořany / Czech Republic