Scene from the film Tell Me Something About Yourself- Martin
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Tell Me Something About Yourself- Martin

  • Czech Republic
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The unique film cycle "Řekni mi něco o sobě" was started in the spring of 1989 by director H. Třeštíková. Utilizing her exceptional method in which she follows the subjects over a period of time, Třeštíková focuses on the youth correctional facility in Libkovice. The material was shot over a period of two to five years and captures not only the changes in the lives of the protagonists, but also transformations of the whole society.


"The whole film talks about the time when I was first locked up, from sixteen till now, I’m 22 now, and during that whole time I was out maybe five months, and I’ve really had it by now. It’s also about why I’d given my life to Jesus Christ and then failed that Jesus in me because I was tempted by earthly pleasures; and it’s also about how every time I’m ready to start a new life, I get locked up again because it’s always too late. It’s just too late. That’s the greatest shame and that’s what it’s about..."


  • Original Title
    Řekni mi něco o sobě - Martin
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Helena Třeštíková
  • Cinematography
    Martin Kubala, Petr Pešek, Stano Slušný, Ivan Vojnár
  • Editing
    Petras Jan, Martin Steklý
  • Sound
    Vladimír Nahodil, Michal Houdek, Lumír Turek
  • Runtime
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Production
      • AFiS - Asociace Film & Sociologie
      • Pod Zvonařkou 10
      • 120 00 Praha 2
      • Czech Republic
      • tel: +042 222 561 410
      • fax: +042 26121 1354
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