Life at Stake

Country

Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic

Copyright

2008

Production year

2007

Premiere

7 February 2008

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

O život

Czech title

O život

English title

Life at Stake

Summary

This comedy and road movie tells the story of Michal, a medical student, and Zita, a model with a speech impediment who dreams of being an actress. Following a failed party, Michal and Zita make love. They have reasons to fear that she may have gotten pregnant, and so they set out to find a way of quickly ending the pregnancy. Their journey is complicated by the ghost of Christian Democratic member of parliament Palcát, who died in a tragic accident.

Cast

Pavla Tomicová

Michalova matka

Hanuš Bor

Michalův otec

Ulrike Kotajná

moderátorka Ellen Horká

Otmar Brancuzský

opilec Rudolf

Martin Sitta

policista

Stanislav Lehký

dr. Klečka

Pavel Zatloukal

Břéťa Jirků

Radomil Uhlíř

výčepní

Tereza Kučerová

matka Naděje

Marek Dobeš

člen štábu

Tomáš Klíma

člen štábu

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Michal Pátek

Screenstory

Jaroslav Pozzi

Screenplay

Halina Pawlowská, Jiří Vejdělek, Tomáš Putna, Marek Dobeš (spolupráce na scénáři), Richard Malatinský (spolupráce na scénáři), Milan Šteindler (spolupráce na scénáři)

Director of Photography

Tomáš Sysel

Production Designer

Jan Vlasák

Costume Designer

Jaroslava Procházková

Film Editor

Pavel Hrdlička

Sound Designer

Marek Hart (design), Jakub Čech

Special Effects

Boris Masník (supervize a výtvarník)

Executive Producer

Miloš Rybáček

Music

Music Composed by

Miroslav Chyška

Writer of Lyrics

Oto Klempíř, Viktor Dyk

Choreographer

Ladislav Beran

Production info

Original Title

O život

Czech Title

O život

English Title

Life at Stake

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic

Copyright

2008

Production Year

2007

Production specifications

start of filming 24 June 2007

Premiere

gala premiere 6 February 2008 (multiplex Palace Cinemas Slovanský dům, Praha)
distribution premiere 7 February 2008 /suitable for all ages/ (kino Atlas, Praha)

Distribution slogan

A comedy about unexpected conception.

Production

FISHSTONE s.r.o., Universal Production Partners, a. s. (koprodukce), Istropolitana, s.r.o. (koprodukce), New-Dama (koprodukce)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

90 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:2,35

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Digital

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech