Scene from the film Kapr Code
Scene from the film Kapr Code
Scene from the film Kapr Code
Scene from the film Kapr Code
Scene from the film Kapr Code

Kapr Code

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
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This operatic documentary takes on an unconventional approach as it covers the life story of Czechoslovak composer Jan Kapr (1914–1988). The once-celebrated composer who was favored by the communist regime was, nonetheless, eventually silenced and erased from history during the 1970s. The film makes use of Kapr's musical scores as well as amateur film shots and, with the help of a playful Dadaist libretto, reveals his life and work, set against the backdrop of historical change. The behind-the-scenes footage from a choir recording deconstructs the biographical genre and shows us how difficult it can be to interpret archival material, memories, and linear narratives.

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  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Lucie Králová
  • Cinematography
    Tomáš Stanek, Adam Oľha, Petr Příkaský, Jakub Halousek
  • Editing
    Adam Brothánek
  • Music
    Jan Kapr, Petra Šuško
  • Sound
    Richard Müller, Michal Gábor, Petr Šoupa
  • Runtime
    91 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
    • Slovakia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
      • DOCUfilm Praha
      • Lightdox
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