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.
The film was shown as part of the Czech Joy in Czech cinemas project.
Jiří Kubík (obraz)
Martina Šantavá (HBO)
Aleš Hrbek (textař CD Radosti života)
A Catapult of Fate
Katapulty obyčejné legendy
non-distribution premiere 25 June 2011 (televizní uvedení HBO)
premiere 3 November 2011 /suitable for all ages/ (kino Atlas, Praha)
The everyday legend Olda Říha as a catapult of fate.
DCP 2-D, DVD
5.1, digital sound