With screenwriter Jaroslav Žváček and producer Ondrej Zima in person
Presented by Czech Center New York as part of the festival Czech That Film
Dir. Jan Prušinovský. Czech Republic. 2015, 111 mins. Digital projection. With Matej Hádek, Krystof Hádek. Czech That Film is a nationwide showcase highlighting the best of contemporary Czech cinema. This screening of the winner of the prestigious Czech Lion awards for best film, best director, and best cinematography, kicks off the 2017 edition. The brothers Viper and Cobra Snake (played by real-life brothers Matej and Krystof Hádek) live in a small town close to Prague. Viper, unemployed and lonely, does not know how to escape from the shadow of his druggie and troublemaker brother Cobra. Things seem to change for Viper when all at once he gets the opportunity to be part of a promising business and starts a relationship with the waitress of a local pub. But Cobra shows up, putting him on the verge of losing everything he has achieved. Viper is determined to not let anybody or anything stop his last chance in life to be happy and he decides to teach his brother a life lesson he should never forget. A lesson that turns into a nightmare.
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