Video Kings

2DOR12
Director:Lukáš Bulava
Cast:Petr Svoboda, František Fuka, Ondřej Neff, Dana Hábová
Premiere:1. October 2020
Length:82 minutes
Genre:Documentary

Video Kings

Králové videa; Lukáš Bulava, 2020, versions: OR, languages: ces, slk

Director: Lukáš Bulava • Cast: Petr Svoboda, František Fuka, Ondřej Neff, Dana Hábová, Roman Holý, Zdeněk Troška, Jiří Zídek, Lukrecius Chang, Václav Šimáček, Ondřej Hejma, Josef Šedý, Miroslav Táborský

The feature documentary movie with staged scenes called Video kings (Králi videa) maps in detail the scene of importing, copying and dabbing movies from the West in socialistic Czechoslovakia and briefly in Poland and Hungary as well. In times when it was impossible to get movies from the western production to the official distribution there were groups of people who imported, non-professionally dabbed, and distributed recordings of these movies to people on VHS tapes. The documentary also follows the path of „justice“ – policemen whose duty it was to catch these pirates and dabbers. In the documentary many well-known names from the video scene of those times appear who later became publicists, directors, singers, translators, video rental shop owners. Apart from interviews the documentary also offers many staged „retro“ scenes so that people who didn’t live in that period could imagine how everything worked. Last but not least with this documentary we would like to honour all of the Angels of culture thanks to whom we could grow up and fall in love with movies.

Length: 82 min

Year: 2020
Local premiere date: 1. October 2020

Country of origin:

  • Czech Republic

Language version:

OR - Original version (czech, slovak)

Director: Lukáš Bulava • Cast: Petr Svoboda, František Fuka, Ondřej Neff, Dana Hábová, Roman Holý, Zdeněk Troška, Jiří Zídek, Lukrecius Chang, Václav Šimáček, Ondřej Hejma, Josef Šedý, Miroslav Táborský

The feature documentary movie with staged scenes called Video kings (Králi videa) maps in detail the scene of importing, copying and dabbing movies from the West in socialistic Czechoslovakia and briefly in Poland and Hungary as well. In times when it was impossible to get movies from the western production to the official distribution there were groups of people who imported, non-professionally dabbed, and distributed recordings of these movies to people on VHS tapes. The documentary also follows the path of „justice“ – policemen whose duty it was to catch these pirates and dabbers. In the documentary many well-known names from the video scene of those times appear who later became publicists, directors, singers, translators, video rental shop owners. Apart from interviews the documentary also offers many staged „retro“ scenes so that people who didn’t live in that period could imagine how everything worked. Last but not least with this documentary we would like to honour all of the Angels of culture thanks to whom we could grow up and fall in love with movies.

Year: 2020
Local premiere date: 1. October 2020

Country of origin:

  • Czech Republic

Language version:

OR - Original version (czech, slovak)


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