A Catapult of Fate

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2011

Production year

2010

Premiere

3 November 2011

Runtime

86 min

Category

film

Genre

documentary

Typology

documentarytheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Rock života

Czech title

Rock života

English title

A Catapult of Fate

Working title

Katapulty obyčejné legendy

Summary

The story of Czech rocker Oldřich Říha, the founding member and leader of the Czech rock group Katapult. His world fell apart and he had to begin again from scratch in his later years. His life-long friend and fellow band member Jiří Dědek Šindelář died as did Katapult's former drumer Karel Káša Jahn before that. Yet he sees these sad events in life as a chance. Katapult was a legendary group – it twice won the Golden Nightingale award; they were active for nearly forty years, playing some 7,000 concerts and selling nearly a million records. The group’s songs are played on various media and around the campfire; many of their lyrics have made their way into the Czech language. – The film was screened in cinemas as part of the Czech Joy in Czech cinemas project.

Note

The film was shown as part of the Czech Joy in Czech cinemas project.

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jan Gogola ml.

Screenplay

Jan Gogola ml.

Director of Photography

Vladan Vála

Film Editor

Ladislav Cmíral

Assistant Film Editor

Jiří Kubík

Sound Designer

Jiří Melcher

Postproduction

Jiří Kubík (obraz)

Executive Producer

Martina Šantavá (HBO)

Producer

Marc Lorber (HBO), Ladislav Cmíral (CIREAL)

Production Manager

Ladislav Cmíral

Cooperation

Aleš Hrbek (textař CD Radosti života)

Music

Music Composed by

Katapult

Songs

Katapult

Song Composer Oldřich Říha
Writer of Lyrics Ladislav Vostárek

S pomocí přátel

Song Composer Oldřich Říha
Writer of Lyrics František Ringo Čech

Rovnováha

Song Composer Oldřich Říha
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Vrba

Jen jednou dostat šanci

Song Composer Oldřich Říha
Writer of Lyrics Ladislav Vostárek

Živýho mě nedostanou

Song Composer Oldřich Říha
Writer of Lyrics Michal Vukovič

Metrosexuál

Song Composer Oldřich Říha
Writer of Lyrics Aleš Hrbek

Hlupák váhá

Song Composer Oldřich Říha
Writer of Lyrics Ladislav Vostárek

Někdy příště

Song Composer Oldřich Říha
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Půta

Když /srdce puls/

Song Composer Oldřich Říha
Writer of Lyrics Aleš Hrbek

Production info

Original Title

Rock života

Czech Title

Rock života

English Title

A Catapult of Fate

Working Title

Katapulty obyčejné legendy

Category

film

Typology

documentarytheatrical distribution

Genre

documentary

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2011

Production Year

2010

Premiere

non-distribution premiere 25 June 2011 (televizní uvedení HBO)
premiere 3 November 2011 /suitable for all ages/ (kino Atlas, Praha)

Distribution slogan

The everyday legend Olda Říha as a catapult of fate.

Distribution

Verbascum Imago

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

86 min

Distribution carrier

DCP 2-D, DVD

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

5.1, digital sound

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles