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Unknown Hour (2009)

Hodinu nevis (original title)
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Hynek Michánek wants to study medicine but fails his entrance exams five times. He starts a job as an orderly in a district hospital where one of the doctors on the examining board works as... See full summary »


Dan Svátek
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Credited cast:
Václav Jirácek ... Hynek Michánek
Ivan Franek ... MUDr. Valencik
Marián Geisberg ... Chief physician Havelka
Stanislav Zindulka ... Mr. Sládek
Jana Krausová ... Jana Valencikova
Zuzana Krónerová ... Head Nurse
Petra Nesvacilová ... Nurse Markéta
Marko Igonda ... MUDr. Martin Ptacek
David Svehlík ... MUDr. Simek
Jaromír Dulava ... MUDr. Stepan Malý
Jaroslava Adamová ... Miss. Vilémová
Jitka Smutná ... Miss. Peterková
Dana Syslová ... Mother of Hynek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zdenek Dusek
Stanislav Fiser ... Mr. Machovec


Hynek Michánek wants to study medicine but fails his entrance exams five times. He starts a job as an orderly in a district hospital where one of the doctors on the examining board works as well. He feels no-one takes him seriously and he loathes the doctors, who treat him with disdain. When an old man begs him to end his pain and suffering by helping him to die, Hynek gives him a "liberating" injection. But now he has done it once, he finds he can't stop. He continues killing other patients, even though he knows he can't get away with it for long. Written by Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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Crime | Thriller




Czech Republic


Czech | Slovak

Release Date:

27 August 2009 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Heparin See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »


Box Office


CZK18,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
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Based on a true story. See more »


Referenced in Show Jana Krause: Episode dated 3 December 2010 (2010) See more »


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Very good Czech thriller
26 August 2009 | by Ondrej-slaninaSee all my reviews

The filmmakers in my country are usually not good in telling crime stories. As far as I know we had last 20 years only 2 good thrillers - Sametovi vrazi (directed by Jiri Svoboda), about series of homicides and Requiem pro panenku (directed by Filip Renc) about true story about terrible consequences in the asylum with mentally retarded people. Hodinu nevis (You don't know hour - in the meaning - you can't be sure with time of your death).

The story is about young man who works in the hospital somewhere in the Czech Republic as an ambulance attendant. Once upon a time he tried to be a doctor, but he wasn't accepted. But now he works in the same hospital like doctor from his commission. One time is asked by his old sick patient for the big favour...death.

The story is based on true events, but the creators must change many things, because of lawyers real participants. Eventually they make them really good service. The movie is about real relations in Czech health service and about good and evil in general.

The director Svatek is very interesting young Czech filmmaker and the cast in the movie is really amazing. I am sure, that this movie can works in the abroad and I wish you to see it, but be sure...this movie is really scary, in the best meaning of this word.

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