26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Silent Killer
Silent Killer
Silent Killer
Silent Killer
Silent Killer

Silent Killer

director: Marie Ježková, Jan Ježek, Martin Ježek
original title: Tichý zabiják (Z letošního konce světa)
country: Czech Republic
year: 2021
running time: 25 min.


A pseudo-documentary children’s dystopia and home movie in one.

Hansel and Gretel went into the woods with their dad, but he hid from them so he could film them with a hidden camera. In the meantime, the entire adult population in the whole world (including their father) died from an unknown illness. The only thing that remained of him was several reels of exposed film. The children were left alone in the world. With no future, no faith, no hope... A self-therapeutic film from a beautiful era when most people disappeared behind the walls of their homes and were afraid to come out.


Martin Ježek (1976) is a leading Czech experimental structural filmmaker. He studied production and editing at FAMU. Since 1999, when FOMA once again started producing 8mm film stock, he has been shooting short documentary essays. The Ji.hlava IDFF regularly presents his films, whether original films, adaptations (Faraway House, 2007) or “collective” films (Second League, 2007).

Marie Ježková (2010), a student in class 5.B at the Prague 7 primary school, writes poetry and sings. She was born on Christmas Day.

Jan Ježek (2016) a pre-schooler in the “Butterflies” class at Kostelní Preschool in Prague 7, is a fan of trains and everything having to do with the railroad. He was born on Christmas Day.

They are God’s children.

Both children’s mother is the editor Hedvika Hansalová.

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director: Marie Ježková, Jan Ježek, Martin Ježek
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