Not a Chance

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2009

Production year

2009

Premiere

19 March 2009

Runtime

98 min

Director

Zdeněk Tyc

Category

film

Genre

psychological

Typology

featurelong

Original title

El Paso

Czech title

El Paso

English title

Not a Chance

Working Title

Plechovka

Summary

The film was inspired by actual events that a Romany mother lived through after the death of her husband. She was confronted by existential problems and was forced to fight against officials over the care of her seven children that the officials wanted to place in institutional care. The ambitious lady lawyer and trustee Kochta offered her help.(In the Romany language El Paso is slang for a hold-up.)

Crew and creators

Director

Zdeněk Tyc

Second Unit Director

Lukáš Viznar

Screenstory

Zdeněk Tyc

Screenplay

Zdeněk Tyc

Shooting Script

Zdeněk Tyc

Script Editor

Miloš Fedaš

Second Unit Photography

Jiří Berka

Camera Operator

Jan Doležal

Production Designer

Adam Pitra

Costume Designer

Andrea Králová

Make-Up Artist

Jana Bílková

Film Editor

Vladimír Barák

Sound Designer

Jan Čeněk

Stunt Coordinator

Jiří Kuba

Production

Michaela Kuchynková (T.H.A.), Luděk Valchář (T.H.A.), Darina Levová (T.H.A., ČT)

Production Manager

Michaela Kuchynková (produkce), Luděk Valchář (produkce), Darina Levová (produkce), Igor Chvála (výroba)

Consultant

Anna Lacinová (odborná poradkyně na znakovou řeč)

Music

Music Composed by

Vojtěch Lavička, Petr Surmaj (hudební spolupráce), Jan Surmaj (hudební spolupráce)

Music Performed by

Vojtěch Lavička (housle), Petr Surmaj (kytara, akordeon), Jan Surmaj (kontrabas), Vladimír Demeter (kytara), Camilo Caller (perkuse), Josef Šenki (housle), Tomáš Brummel (housle), Eva Brummelová (housle), Petr Žežulka (viola), Marek Elznic (violoncello)

Songs

Tajsa

Songwriter

Radoslav Gipsy Banga (Tajsa), Vojtěch Lavička (Tajsa), Jan Surmaj (Tajsa)

Writer of Lyrics

Radoslav Gipsy Banga (Tajsa)

Production info

Original Title

El Paso

English Title

Not a Chance

Working Title

Plechovka

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

psychological

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2009

Production Year

2009

Premiere

19 March 2009

Distribution slogan

A story inspired by actual events.

Distribution

FALCON a.s.

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

98 min

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 22. festival českých filmů – FINÁLE

2009
Plzeň/Praha / Czech Republic
zvláštní ocenění poroty za celovečerní film
Zdeněk Tyc