The Cage

  • Czech Republic
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“Things get pretty dull when you pass eighty. You wait and you wait, but you don’t even know what you’re waiting for,” says Květa Galová, a former teacher struggling with solitude in a ground-floor flat somewhere on the outskirts of Prague. She fills her days looking after the local church and its resident priest, but he is soon sent elsewhere. Just when it seems that no-one needs her anymore a mysterious young man steps into her life, claiming to be a distant relative. While Jiří Strach’s psychological thriller revolves around the confrontation between two individuals with an intriguing past, the setting of this intimate tale also takes on a central role after the characters find it very difficult to leave. (KVIFF)

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  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marek Epstein
  • Cast
    Jiřina Bohdalová, Kryštof Hádek, Viktor Preiss, David Švehlík, Vilma Cibulková, Jaromír Dulava, Miroslav Etzler, Andrea Elsnerová, Barbora Munzarová, Andrea Daňková, Pavel Kříž, Karel Smyczek, Josef Hervert, Zdeněk Dušek, Anna Randárová, Anna Dvořáková
  • Cinematography
    Martin Šec
  • Editing
    Jan Mattlach
  • Music
    Ondřej Gregor Brzobohatý
  • Sound
    Radim Hladík ml., Pavel Brejcha
  • Runtime
    87 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
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  • Production
  • Festivals
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