28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Modrý Case
The Modrý Case
The Modrý Case
The Modrý Case
The Modrý Case
The Modrý Case

The Modrý Case

director: Roman Vávra
original title: Případ Modrý
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 54 min.


Bohumil Modrý, the best hockey goalie in the world, who significantly contributed to the first international successes of Czechoslovak hockey after World War II. In 1948, he was offered a job in the NHL, but his stellar sports career and happy family life were destroyed by a trumped-up political trial in 1950. He died prematurely in 1963 at the age of 46 from the effects of imprisonment and radiation.


He graduated from the Department of Documentary at FAMU in Prague. He works not only in documentary, but also in fiction. He received five nominations for the Czech Lion for his feature film Co chytneš v žitě. He has made a number of documentaries. Among them are Hrobník, Bitva o život, Karel IV, Svět podle Muchy or Kouzelný kopec. Vávra is not only a director, but also often contributes to his films as a screenwriter, cinematographer or editor. He also directs for the theatre.

more about film

director: Roman Vávra
producer: Kateřina Ondřejková
script: Blanka Modrá
photography: Martin Štěpánek, Samuel Timko, Roman Vávra
editing: Katarína Buchanan Geyerová, Marcel Weiss, Ivan Horák
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas