A Catapult of Fate

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2011

Production year

2010

Premiere

3 November 2011

Runtime

86 min

Category

film

Genre

documentary

Typology

documentarylong

Original title

Rock života

Czech title

Rock života

English title

A Catapult of Fate

Working Title

Katapulty obyčejné legendy

Synopsis

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 is shown as part of the Czech Joy in Czech cinemas project.

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jan Gogola ml.

Screenplay

Jan Gogola ml.

Script Editor

Martin Mareček

Film Editor

Ladislav Cmíral

Assistant Film Editor

Jiří Kubík (asistent střihu a obrazová postprodukce)

Sound Designer

Jiří Melcher

Executive Producer

Martina Šantavá (HBO)

Producer

Marc Lorber (HBO), Ladislav Cmíral (CIREAL)

Production Manager

Ladislav Cmíral

Cooperation

Aleš Hrbek (textař nového CD Radosti života)

Music

Music Composed by

Katapult

Songs

Katapult, S pomocí přátel, Rovnováha, Jen jednou dostat šanci, Živýho mě nedostanou, Metrosexuál, Hlupák váhá, Někdy příště, Když (srdce puls), různé skladby a písně

Songwriter

Oldřich Říha (Katapult), Oldřich Říha (S pomocí přátel), Oldřich Říha (Rovnováha), Oldřich Říha (Jen jednou dostat šanci), Oldřich Říha (Živýho mě nedostanou), Oldřich Říha (Metrosexuál), Oldřich Říha (Hlupák váhá), Oldřich Říha (Někdy příště), Oldřich Říha (Když (srdce puls))

Writer of Lyrics

Ladislav Vostárek (Katapult), František Ringo Čech (S pomocí přátel), Pavel Vrba (Rovnováha), Ladislav Vostárek (Jen jednou dostat šanci), Michal Vukovič (Živýho mě nedostanou), Aleš Hrbek (Metrosexuál), Ladislav Vostárek (Hlupák váhá), Pavel Půta (Někdy příště), Aleš Hrbek (Když (srdce puls))

Production info

Original Title

Rock života

English Title

A Catapult of Fate

Working Title

Katapulty obyčejné legendy

Category

film

Typology

documentary

Genre

documentary

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2011

Production Year

2010

Premiere

3 November 2011

Distribution slogan

The everyday legend Olda Říha as a catapult of fate.

Distribution

Verbascum Imago

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

86 min

Versions

Czech