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In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar. What seems an easy case soon starts to tangle. ... See full summary »

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Tom
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Víta
Jaroslav Achab Haidler ...
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Velitel STB
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Janata
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In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar. What seems an easy case soon starts to tangle. When he is called off the case, he continues on his own. The investigation leads him onto thin ice. Can he beat a stronger enemy and save his family and his own life? Written by Michal

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euro noir | czech noir | neo noir | See All (3) »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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13 September 2012 (Czech Republic)  »

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In the Shadow of the Horse  »

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CZK 70,000,000 (estimated)
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Matej Prevrátil auditioned part of Tom, eventually played by Filip Antonio. See more »

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Referenced in Anthropoid Press Conference (2015) See more »

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Rhythm Feet (Nohy v rytmu)
Written and arranged by Jaroslav Jezek
Performed by Jezek's Free Theatre Orchestra, directed by Robert Brock
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SUPERB in every way!!!
16 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Since I don't know enough about all political issues surrounding the background of this story (like discussed in reviews before me), all I can have an opinion about is the movie I saw - and this European piece of film just got my jaw dropping! I really have to admit: in terms of lighting, acting, locations or music this is the most ambitious detective flick with film noir elements I have ever encountered! The camera work is pure eye candy, the acting all the way believable, the efforts in shooting every take as detailed - or should I say - as "perfect" as possible is just breathtaking! I even caught myself once or twice forgetting to pay attention because I was often asking myself "how in gods name did they pull all this off??"

My deepest respect to the creative staff behind this project! This is a HUGE movie made in Europe and I can recommend it to everyone who loves believable stories combined with highly aesthetic imagery and sound.


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