The Messenger

psychological

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Posel

Runtime

100 min

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2012

Production year

2012

Premiere

18.10.2012

Director

Vladimír Michálek

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

Pavel Kunert

Tylbach

Jan Grygar

zastavárník

Peter Marcin

Lesák

Radek Kašpar

zloděj

Eva Gorčicová

Součková

Jana Glocová

vedoucí

Karel Mišurec

profesor

Stanislava Havelková

sekretářka

Kamila Kalousová

Šlégrová

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)

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)

Songs

Posel

Songwriter

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

Production info

Original Title

Posel

English Title

The Messenger

Working Title

Tanec ve slepý ulici

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

psychological

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2012

Production Year

2012

Premiere

18.10.2012

Age limit

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

Lenght

long

Runtime

100 min

Awards

Nominace

Event: 3. ceny české filmové kritiky

2013
Praha / Czech Republic
Gabriela Mikulková

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