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Domestique

Original name: Domestik
English name: Domestique
Year:2018
Run time: 118'
Language: Czech
Type (Colour/ Black & white):Colour
Country:Czech Republic, Slovak Republic
Director: Adam Sedlák
Producers: Jakub Jíra, Ivan Ostrochovský
Cast: Tereza Hofová, Jiří Konvalinka, Miroslav Hanuš, Tomáš Bambušek
Screenplay: Adam Sedlák
Cinematographer: Dušan Husár
Editor: Šimon Hájek
Sound Designer: Jakub Jurásek
Music Composers: Cyril Kaplan, Krystof Kaplan, Jirí Konvalinka
Costume Designer: Tereza Kopecká
Production Designer: Ondřej Lipenskýs
Production Company: Shore Point
World Sales:Stray Dogs
World Sales Phone: +33 1 82 28 42 15
World Sales Email: sales@stray-dogs.com

Festival

  • Karlovy Vary IFF.

Selected Filmography

  • Mgr. Radovan Kaluža (doc) 2011
  • TerezaDratvová, Born 1989 (short) 2012
  • L. H.(short) 2013
  • The Term 2016

Director's Biography:

Adam Sedlák is a graduate of the Miroslav Ondříček Film Academy in Písek. He has made a number of shorts. His graduation film L. H. nominated for a Magnesia Prize for best student film. In 2015, he won first place from the Film Foundation for Best Unrealised Screenplay Of The Year for the film Domestik. Adam has received a nomination for a Czech Film Critics’ Prize for the miniseries Semester in the Best Newcomer and Beyond the Cinema categories. His feature debut, Domestik, was screened at competition section in the Karlovy Vary IFF.

Synopsis

Top cyclist Roman has had enough of serving as a domestique, a bicycle racer who sacrifices for the team. And since strenuous training and a strict regimen don’t lead to the type of performance he longs for, he sets up an oxygen tent at home. His obsession with having a sports career, however, renders him oblivious to his wife Šarlota’s desire to have a baby. A claustrophobic drama on the utter breakdown of a marriage almost suffocated by a machine that oxygenates the blood.

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