Scene from the film Skokan
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Director Petr Václav calls Skokan a documentary film with fairy-tale aspects, mainly because of its emphasis on authenticity in telling the fictional tale of a Romani recidivist in search of career opportunities at the Cannes film festival. The main character is played a by real ex-con, Julius Oračko, whom the filmmakers got out of prison on parole shortly before the start of filming. The film was shot with just a rough script, which was fine-tuned on the set. The scenes from Cannes were shot during the festival. The ending, which recalls the liberation of an enchanted princess, again feels like a fairy tale.

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  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Petr Václav
  • Cast
    Julius Oračko, Zdeněk Godla, Karidja Touré, Klaudia Dudová, Milan Cifra...
  • Cinematography
    Priscila Guedes, Petr Václav, Štěpán Kučera
  • Editing
    Florent Mangeot
  • Sound
    Michal Míček, Daniel Němec
  • Runtime
    93 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2017 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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