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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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David Ondrícek
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Trojan ... Hakl
Sebastian Koch ... Zenke
Sona Norisová ... Jitka
Jirí Stepnicka ... Pánek
David Svehlík ... Beno
Marek Taclík ... Bares
Filip Antonio ... Tom
Martin Mysicka ... Jílek
Miroslav Krobot ... Kirsch
Halka Tresnáková Halka Tresnáková ... Tlumocnice
Simona Babcáková ... Zena z výzkumáku
Krystof Mucha ... Víta
Jaroslav Achab Haidler Jaroslav Achab Haidler ... Hubner
Richard Stanke ... Velitel STB
Norbert Lichý ... Janata
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Storyline

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) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Language:

Polish | German | Czech

Release Date:

13 September 2012 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Shadow of the Horse See more »

Filming Locations:

Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland See more »

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Budget:

CZK 70,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Matej Prevrátil auditioned part of Tom, eventually played by Filip Antonio. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Show Leose Marese: Episode #1.17 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Lyrics by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltzer
Performed by the Symfonický orchestr Ceského Rozhlasu
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SUPERB in every way!!!
16 November 2013 | by deckerts_sheepSee 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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