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by David Ondříček


Zatopek is based on Alice Nellis’s screenplay and tells the story of the Czechoslovak long-distance runner, three gold medals winner nicknamed the “Czech Locomotive”, at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. Sports, as well as the fateful socio-political perpetuals, are reflected in the personality of Emil Zátopek. The iconic historical figure becomes a dramatic human “coloured” character.

international title: Zátopek
original title: Zátopek
country: Czech Republic
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: David Ondříček
release date: CZ 13/08/2020
screenplay: David Ondříček, Jan P. Muchow, Alice Nellis
cast: Václav Neužil, Martha Issová, Robert Mikluš, James Frecheville, Gabriel Andrews, Sinead Phelps, Sean Brodeur, Anna Schmidtmajerová, Philipp Mogilnitskiy, Roy McCrerey
cinematography by: Štěpán Kučera
music: Jan P. Muchow
producer: David Ondříček
production: Lucky Man Films, Czech Television - Česká televize, Z Films, Barrandov Studios, Azyl Production
backing: Czech Film Fund (CZ), Czech and Slovakian Olympic Committee

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