Not a Chance

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2009

Production year

2008

Premiere

19 March 2009

Runtime

98 min

Director

Zdeněk Tyc

Category

film

Genre

psychological

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

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

Director of Photography

Patrik Hoznauer

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/

Locations

Kladno a okolí, Praha a okolí

Production info

Original Title

El Paso

Czech Title

El Paso

English Title

Not a Chance

Working Title

Plechovka

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

psychological

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2009

Production Year

2008

Production specifications

start of filming 18 March 2008
end of filming 30 June 2008

Premiere

gala premiere 17 March 2009 (kina Světozor a Lucerna, Praha /v rámci 11. mezinárodního festivalu dokumentárních filmů o lidských právech Jeden svět/)
distribution premiere 19 March 2009 /suitable for all ages/

Distribution slogan

A story inspired by actual events.

Distribution

FALCON a.s.

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

98 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,85

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Digital

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, Romany

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 22. festival českých filmů – FINÁLE

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