Peace with Seals

Country

Czech Republic, Italy

Copyright

2007

Production year

2007

Premiere

1 November 2007

Runtime

96 min

Category

film

Genre

documentary

Typology

documentarytheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Mír s tuleni

Czech title

Mír s tuleni

English title

Peace with Seals

Parallel title

Alieni sulla spiaggia

Summary

Czech-Italian coproduced film follows two stories of human nature. The sad hero of the first story is Gaston the seal from the Prague zoo, who according to the zoo director became "the most famous animal on this planet" after swimming away during the devastating flood in the Czech Republic, all the way to Germany. The equally sad hero of the second story was a seal about 50 years earlier, Odysseus, who a Milan journalist caught in Sardinia and released as a pup while the cameras rolled to the famous Di Trevi fountain. The photo journalist Patellani, a friend of Federico Fellini and a specialist on film stars, was fined for his actions. Not for killing a seal, but for dirtying the water in the fountain. Fellini was inspired by this in the film La Dolce Vita and came up with the name "paparazzi" for such journalists – those, who create the "nature" of modern man. The essay invites a change of view and a reappraisal of the dominant position that man takes in nature.

Crew and creators

Script Editor

Darja Macáková (šéfdramaturgyně ČT), Jan Gogola ml. (ČT), Jana Sobková, Jana Šebková

Director of Photography

Jakub Halousek, Emanuele Coppola

Second Unit Photography

Martin Řezníček

Film Editor

Adam Brothánek

Animation

Helena Rosová (animace a výtvarná spolupráce), Massimo Dumma, Martin Búřil

Special Effects

Michal Bárta (trikové kompozice), Ivan Hřebačka (trikové kompozice), Aleš Killián (trikové kompozice), Ondřej Hebký (trikové kompozice)

Songs

hymny evropských států

Production info

Original Title

Mír s tuleni

Czech Title

Mír s tuleni

English Title

Peace with Seals

Parallel Title

Alieni sulla spiaggia

Category

film

Typology

documentarytheatrical distribution

Genre

documentary

Origin country

Czech Republic, Italy

Copyright

2007

Production Year

2007

Premiere

gala premiere 31 October 2007 (kino Bio Oko, Praha)
distribution premiere 1 November 2007 /suitable for all ages/

Distribution slogan

A film on what human nature is.

Distribution

Bontonfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

96 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

colour, black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Digital, Dolby Spectral Recording

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, English, Italian

Subtitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech