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The Damned (2002)

Zatracení (original title)
The film is the story of a search undertaken by the Czech tourist guide Tomás Egermaier, who had become a chance witness to his countryman Patrik Lovický's arrest for holding drugs in the (... See full summary »

Director:

Dan Svátek

Writer:

Dan Svátek
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Credited cast:
Jan Plouhar ... Patrik Lovický
Jan Révai ... Tomás Egermaier
Isabela Bencová Isabela Bencová ... Elena Dvorová
Dana Vávrová ... Michaela Holubová
John Comer ... Stephen
Dennis Rudge ... Mike
Erdem Bileg Erdem Bileg ... Rat
Rob Das Rob Das ... Gert
Michaela Kuklová ... Consul Chalupská
Borek Sípek Borek Sípek ... Consul Mazal
Filip Rajmont ... Olaf
Jaroslava Obermaierová ... Mrs. Lovická
Zuzana Stalmachová Zuzana Stalmachová ... Jitka
Pavla Tomicová ... Mrs. Czerná
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Denesha Roger Denesha ... American Prisoner
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The film is the story of a search undertaken by the Czech tourist guide Tomás Egermaier, who had become a chance witness to his countryman Patrik Lovický's arrest for holding drugs in the (fictitious) Asian town of Bandung. Tomás starts investigating the young man's past and the events that finally led to this long prison sentence. A story about the cruel fate that can hit anyone who considers drug smuggling from Asia an easy way of getting rich quickly, it was inspired by the true stories of young people who fell into this trap, were arrested and imprisoned. The Damned is also the first film on the subject of drugs that the Kingdom of Thailand officially permitted to be filmed on its territory. Written by Ceskatelevize.cz

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It may happen even to you.

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Drama

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Low budget but high density
15 October 2004 | by gladosSee all my reviews

A Czech tourist gets arrested in Thailand for smuggling heroin. He is sent to prison for 50 years. But what has really happened? We find out through watching his vacation footage he recorded before everything happened, and through investigation made by his brother who is trying to help him. Sometimes the movie feels like an action flick, then it's a documentary, just to switch to a drama... and all of this keeps happening with 4-5 languages switching back and forth. The camera is often very shaky but that goes perfectly with the many styles in which this movie was brewed. Overall, it kept me on my toes the whole way, and although some parts were pretty B-style, it was a great enjoyable "different" movie for the afternoon.


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Language:

Czech | Thai | English

Release Date:

7 February 2002 (Czech Republic) See more »

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$82,851
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