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ON THE ROOF

by Jiří Mádl

synopsis

Situated in Prague, a 20-year-old Vietnamese named Song, hoped for a better future in Europe. But now in a Vietnamese district in Prague, he is trapped in a marijuana grow house and has life of a modern slave. Police rounds up the place. Song runs away on the rooftop of a condo building in a nearby district where he breaks down. Mr. Rypar (78) lives alone. He is fond of the old times, living in a strong opposition to modern world. Rypar goes up on the roof and meets Song standing on the very edge of the roof crying and the story begins.

international title: On the Roof
original title: Na střeše
country: Czech Republic
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Jiří Mádl
film run: 101'
screenplay: Jiří Mádl
cast: Duy Anh Tran, David Svehlík, Vojtěch Dyk, Mary Havranová, Alois Švehlík, Adrian Jastraban, Marie Bartalos
cinematography by: Martin Žiaran
film editing: Jakub Vansa
art director: Adam Pitra
costumes designer: Paulína Bočková
music: René Rypar
producer: Vlasta Kristl, Monika Kristlová
co-producer: Petr Tichy
production: Dawson Production
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