Servants (2020)

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Original title: Služobníci
English title: Servants
Director: Ivan Ostrochovský
Produced by: Punkchart films (SK), Point Film (RO), Radio and Television of Slovakia (SK), Negativ (CZ), Film and Music Entertainment (IE), Libra Film Productions (RO), Hai Hui Entertainment (RO), sentimentalfilm (SK)
Production year: 2020
Length: 80 min
Genre: Drama
Production status: Released
Synopsis:

Two students of a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia must decide if they’ll choose the easier way of collaboration, or if they’ll subject themselves to the surveillance of the secret police.

The year is 1980. Michal and Juraj are students at a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Fearing the dissolution of their school, the tutors are moulding the students into a shape satisfactory to the ruling Communist Party. Each of the young seminarians must decide if he will give into the temptation and choose the easier way of collaborating with the regime, or if he will subject himself to draconian surveillance by the secret police.

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Crew:
Director: Ivan Ostrochovský
Story: Marek Leščák
Cinematography: Juraj Chlpík
Sound: Tobiáš Potočný
Editing: Jan Daňhel, Martin Malo, Maroš Šlapeta
Costume Designer: Katarína Hollá
Make-up Artist: Lukáš Král
Composers: Miroslav Tóth, Cristian Lolea
Producers: Ivan Ostrochovský, Albert Malinovský, Katarína Tomková
Co-producers: Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu, Ivana Kurincová, Petr Oukropec, Pavel Strnad, Sam Taylor, Mike Downey, Marek Urban
Executive Producer: Albert Malinovský
Cast:
Samuel Skyva (Juraj)
Samuel Polakovič (Michal)
Vlad Ivanov (Doctor Ivan)
Vladimír Strnisko (Dean)
Milan Mikulčík (Spiritual)
Tomáš Turek (Prefect)
Vladimír Zboroň (Secretary)
Martin Šulík (Physician)
Vladimír Obšil (Coufar)
Zvonko Lakčević (Secret policeman)

Selected at:
Pitch & Feedback / Karlovy Vary IFF 2015
connecting Cottbus / Cottbus FF 2015
Arras Days / Arras FF 2015 / Stipended for development by the CNC Award for Best Project
Industry Days / Febiofest IFF 2016
Works in Progress / Les Arcs FF 2018
Works in Progress / Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest 2018 & 2019