28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Pick-up Artists
Pick-up Artists
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Pick-up Artists

Pick-up Artists

director: Tadeáš Daněk
original title: Pickupeři
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 14 min.


The docuseries uncovers the unknown world of street seduction for most Czechs. Docusoap actors are so-called streeters or pickup trucks. It is a group of young men who systematically approach girls and get to know them in public, especially on the streets. They are organized and have their own technique and strategies that they use in their attempts to get girls interested.

"The functioning of their community is built on friendship, bizarre competition, sharing experiences, but also on incorrect attitudes towards women, on manipulative techniques and on the ability of a few of them to make money off the others."
Quote from Serial Zone.


Director Tadeáš Daněk started with parodies and non-traditional cookbooks on Stream.cz. He filmed the documentary series Islam in the Czech Republic (2015), the unique time-lapse documentary Refugee Wave (2018), the documentary series The Game of Likes (2021) about people who have succeeded on social networks or the documentary Every Step Counts (2022) about the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

more about film

director: Tadeáš Daněk
producer: Dušan Mulíček, Petr Hostička
photography: Petr Hostička
editing: Markéta Hradilová
sound: Marek Pilger
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas