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by Matt Sarnecki


A young investigative journalist and his fiancée are brutally murdered in their home in Slovakia. Their deaths inspire the biggest protests in Slovakia since the fall of communism. The story takes an unexpected turn when a source leaks the secret murder case file to the murdered journalist’s colleagues. It includes the computers and encrypted communications of the assassination’s alleged mastermind, a businessman closely connected to the country’s ruling party. Trawling these encrypted messages, journalists discover that their country has been captured by corrupt oligarchs, judges and law enforcement officials. A reckoning awaits.

international title: The Killing of a Journalist
original title: The Killing of a Journalist
country: Denmark, Czech Republic, United States
sales agent: Cinephil
year: 2022
genre: documentary
directed by: Matt Sarnecki
film run: 100'
cinematography by: Anna Smoronová
film editing: Janus Billeskov Jansen
music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen
executive producer: Drew Sullivan, Paul Radu
production: Final Cut for Real, Frame Films, GotFat Production, OCCRP (US)
backing: Czech Film Center/Ceské filmové centrum + Czech Film Fund/Státního fondu kinematografie

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