Scene from the film Rules of Lies
Scene from the film Rules of Lies
Scene from the film Rules of Lies
Scene from the film Rules of Lies
Scene from the film Rules of Lies
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Rules of Lies

  • Czech Republic
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33-year-old Roman decides to tackle his drug addiction by undergoing group therapy as part of a community holed up on an isolated farm in the Šumava mountains. Twelve people, men and women of varying ages and social status, voluntarily subject themselves to a tough regime under the supervision of three therapists. Many of them have stared death in the face already – overdoses, suicide attempts, and aggression heightened by the use of hard drugs, outwardly affecting even the strongest of them. Each brings something of his past into the group, which he has to experience again, both for himself and for those assembled. Past anguish, wrongs and guilt give rise to new problems: in this thickening atmosphere of suspicion and lies, who can still be trusted? This intimate psychological drama deliberately sets out to break up the tight narrative form through retrospectives in which we learn about the past life of each individual. KVIFF


  • Original Title
    Pravidla lži
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Robert Sedláček
  • Cast
    Jiří Langmajer, Klára Issová, Jan Budař, Jaromír Dulava, David Novotný, Igor Chmela, Petra Jungmanová, Martin Stránský, David Švehlík, Jana Janěková ml., Jaroslav Plesl, Zita Morávková, Martin Trnavský, Zuzana Fialová, Eva Vrbková, Kristina Chrástová, Jos
  • Cinematography
    Petr Koblovský
  • Editing
    Matouš Outrata
  • Music
    Tomáš Kympl
  • Sound
    Martin Večeřa
  • Runtime
    119 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
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