The Messenger

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2012

Production year

2012

Premiere

18 October 2012

Runtime

100 min

Category

film

Genre

psychological

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Posel

Czech title

Posel

English title

The Messenger

Working title

Tanec ve slepý ulici

Synopsis

The main hero is Peter, a keen cyclist and former representative, who works as a messenger. He is one of the young men on colorful modern bikes, who create the atmosphere of contemporary cities. At first he seems to be a nice maverick despising distorted consumer society with all its conventions, snobbery, pseudovalue and lies, but only until the tragic accident. The until easy-going, young man becomes a selfish and uncaring individual who, regardless of his surroundings, cares only about his interests. Although he tries to leave his worries and disordered life behind, with the help of his friends, he can´t escape his fate anymore.

Cast

Eva Jurůjová

Igorova matka

Jan Grygar

zastavárník

Eva Gorčicová

Součková

Aleš Slanina

dr. Wágner

Jan Mazák

úředník

Pavel Doucek

1. chlápek

Bedřich Výtisk

2. chlápek

Bob Klacl

1. policista

Jiří Procházka

2. policista

Kateřina Hoferová

1. dívka s bruslemi

Sára Venclovská

2. dívka s bruslemi

Portugalec

Hulča

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Viktor Walter

Screenplay

Marek Epstein

Script Editor

Jaroslav Kravka (šéfdramaturg)

Director of Photography

Martin Štrba

Camera Operator

Libor Máca, Bořek Mikeska

Production Designer

Radovan Veselý (studio VIDI s. r. o.)

Costume Designer

Vladimír Michálek

Sound Designer

Radim Hladík ml.

Titles Designed by

Pavel Zlatoš (animace úvodních titulků)

Stunt Coordinator

Luděk Jelen

Production Manager

Igor Chvála (vedoucí výroby a manažer realizace)

Unit Production Manager

Hana Kopecká

Production Manager

Alexandra Burianová

Music

Music Performed by

Blue Effect, Radim Hladík /kytara/, Honza Křížek /kytara/, Wojttech /baskytara/, Václav Zima /bicí/

Songwriter

Blue Effect (Posel), Radim Hladík (Posel), Honza Křížek (Posel), Wojttech (Posel), Václav Zima (Posel)

Songs

Posel

Production info

Original Title

Posel

Czech Title

Posel

English Title

The Messenger

Working Title

Tanec ve slepý ulici

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

psychological

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2012

Production Year

2012

Premiere

premiere 18 October 2012 /recommended for 15 and over/

Distribution slogan

A recusant movie by Vladimír Michálek. Riding along a dead-end street.

Production

Česká televize, Televizní studio Brno (Česká televize)

Copyright Holders

ČESKÁ TELEVIZE

Distribution

CinemArt (monopol do 31. 12. 2014)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

100 min

Distribution carrier

DCP 2-D

Aspect ratio

1:2,35

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Digital

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, Slovak

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Awards

Nominace

Event: 20. výroční ceny Český lev 2013 za filmovou tvorbu roku 2012

2013
Praha / Czech Republic
Radim Hladík ml.

Nominace

Event: 3. ceny české filmové kritiky

2013
Praha / Czech Republic
Jiří Vyorálek

Nominace

Event: 3. ceny české filmové kritiky

2013
Praha / Czech Republic
Gabriela Mikulková