26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Radim Procházka, Robin Kvapil
original title: Máme na víc
country: Czech Republic
year: 2018
running time: 74 min.


As the personal advisor to presidential candidate Michal Horáček, documentary filmmaker Robin Kvapil recorded from behind the scenes of the campaign from autumn 2016. He filmed using anything he could get his hands on - camera, mobile phone, notebook computer. The film, co-directed by Radim Procházka, was an attempt to capture an authentic portrait of Horáček’s election campaign, presenting his team’s tactics, interactions with both supporters and opponents, with journalists, and with opposing candidates. With an awareness that they had most likely lost the election, but that there was still a long path ahead of them, Kvapil presented a reflection of their teamwork, commenting on their individual steps.

„Documentarist as a presidential campaign adviser.
‚Nothing‘ and ‚I don‘t know‘ can not win over lies and hatred. The truth scares.“ R. Kvapil

„Hustler, Trasher, Zjeman and Troll in the film about the backstage of democracy.“ R. Procházka


Robin Kvapil (1982) studied theater directing at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno and documentary filmmaking at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Ji.hlava has presented his films The Skull Man (2012) and his feature film debut Everything’s Gonna Be Fine in 2017. Radim Procházka (1975) studied documentary filmmaking at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and in addition to his own documentary film work, he produced Štěpán Altrechter, Vít Zapletal, and Tomasz Mielnik’s debut films.

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director: Radim Procházka, Robin Kvapil
cast: Michal Horáček, Robin Kvapil, Miloš Zeman, Zdeněk Ondráček
producer: Radim Procházka, Robin Kvapil
script: Radim Procházka, Robin Kvapil
photography: Robin Kvapil, Petr Racek, Petr Salaba
editing: Dimitris Polyzos
music: Miroslav Toth, Vojtěch Procházka
sound: Marek Musil
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