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CZ, SK > 104 min. > 2021 > fiction

Director >
David Ondříček
Screenplay > Alice Nellis, David Ondříček, Jan P. Muchow
DoP > Štěpán Kučera
Cast > Václav Neužil, Martha Issová, James Frecheville, Peter Nádasdi, Milan Mikulčík

Production > Lucky Man Films (CZ)
Co-production > Czech Television (CZ), Z Films (CZ), Accolade (CZ), Alef Nula (CZ), Sebre (CZ), Barrandov Studio (CZ), T-mobile (CZ), Innogy (CZ), AZYL Production (SK), Radio and Television Slovakia (SK)

Supported by > Czech Film Fund, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic


His nickname was the “Czech locomotive”. The holder of eighteen world records, Emil Zátopek is most famous for the Olympic Games in Helsinki, where he won three gold medals. Nobody has repeated his success and athletics experts doubt that anyone ever will. Emil Zátopek’s supreme success comes alive in the memories of his loved ones, friends and rivals. 1968: Ron Clarke, an Australian runner comes to see Zátopek. We are taken back to the past during their dialogue, to the beginnings of Emil’s passion for running, his first success at the WCA in Berlin, his meeting with javelin-thrower Dana, his future wife, but we also learn about the increasing pressure imposed by the communist regime. 




20.8. 20:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
22.8. 11:00 Grand Hall


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Slovak Co-producer:


Lucky Man Films / Daria Špačková
+420 603 236 072

AZYL Production
+421 911 101 416



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published: 11.08.2021
updated: 13.08.2021