Few men gather in front of an old hall in the suburb of a city. One among them hasn’t the slightest idea about the upcoming daywork. In an effort not to fall behind the others, he obeys all orders of the environment without understanding the meaning of this system. He asks neither why he has to change his civilian clothes for an old military uniform, nor what the prosthetic scar on his forehead is intended for. Once he receives an assault rifle and his scar begins to bleed, it's too late for any doubts. What follows irreversibly shakes his trust in this mysterious institution. The salary he finally receives cannot compensate what this place has taken from him.

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Jan Vejnar




Director: Jan Vejnar
Executive Producer: Kryštof Zelenka
Producer: Kamila Dohnalová, Emilie Dubois, Olivier Berlemont
Screenwriter: Jan Vejnar
Cinematographer: Šimon Dvořáček
Editor: Jakub Vansa
Production Designer: Pavel Svoboda
Sound Designer: Michaela Patríková, Rémi Durel, Julie Tribout
Music: Jan Vysocky
Principal Cast: Denis Lavant, Michal Kern, Jiří Kocman, Filip Chlud, Andrej Polák, Marek Pospíchal, Petr Vršek, Petr Jeništa, Viktorie Čermáková, Eva Vrbková
Additional Credits: Assistant director: Janek Palovsky, Sound: Rémi Durel, Make-up: Sarah Pariset, Wilfried Pirrin, Olga Bartakovičová, Costume designer: Helena Tavelová


Chen Ming
Public Film Contact
Kamila Dohnalová
Silk Films
Publicity Contact
Kamila Dohnalová
Sales Agent
Origine Films
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Screening in: Shorts Program 2
Screening Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: Czechia, France
Language: Czech
Runtime: 13 mins