Czech Republic, 2011, 101 Minute Running Time
Program: World Cinema
Language: Czech English Sub-Titles
Tomas (Ondrej Vetchý, from Dark Blue World), a respected physician, finds himself embroiled in a scandal when Olinka (Anna Linhartová), a teenaged patient, accuses him of molesting her. While the disturbed girl has taken certain liberties with the truth in the past, there are some damning details contained in these allegations that make them impossible to dismiss. As his once-idyllic professional and personal lives descend into chaos, Tomas must also contend with an investigating police detective (Hynek Cermák) who has a very personal interest in putting him away. This marks a dramatic creative departure for director Jan Hrebejk and screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky, who've traditionally catered in thoughtful comedies such as the Oscar-nominated Divided We Fall. However, the long-time collaborators prove equally accomplished at genre filmmaking, crafting an unsettling thriller that's every bit as provocative as it is propulsive. Aided and abetted by an exemplary cast, they assemble a morally complex puzzle in which unearthing one answer only begets more troubling questions. Rest assured, Innocence is far more than just a guilty pleasure.
Actor Anna Geislerová is expected to attend 1/13 screening.
DIRECTOR: Jan Hrebejk
Producer: Rudolf Bierman
Editor: Vladimír Barák
Screenwriter: Petr Jarchovský
Cinematographer: Martin Šácha
Music: Vladivojna La Chila
Principal Cast: Ondrej Vetchý, Ana Geislerová, Anna Linhartová, Ludek Munzar, Hynek Cermák, Zita Morávková
Filmography: Kawasaki’s Rose (2009), Beauty in Trouble (2006), Divided We Fall (2000), Cosy Dens (1998)
Print Source: Le Pacte - www.le-pacte.com