A New Shift

  • Czech Republic
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This film is available in Belgium for free from March 21 to March 27, 2022 with limited number of views.

The closure of the Paskov mine, 2017; drilling into coal mines in the Ostrava-Karviná district, once a tradition, is now becoming a thing of the past. The Nová šichta retraining program drives a laid-off miner, Tomáš Hisem, away from his pickaxe, jackhammer, football Baník matches and Padlock concerts and into the world of object-oriented programming. New opportunities and horizons lead to changes in his personal life and career. This tender portrait of an ordinary miner navigating his way through the labyrinth of the labour market reveals both the nooks and crannies of a performance-oriented society and the transforming industrial agglomerations. Strong will and determination prevail over the media simulacrum of retraining in an impressive struggle for the soul and the dignity of one working-class man.

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  • Original Title
    Nová šichta
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jindřich Andrš
  • Cinematography
    Tomáš Frkal
  • Editing
    Lukáš Janičík
  • Music
    Eliška Cílková
  • Sound
    Šimon Herrmann
  • Runtime
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour

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