By a Sharp Knife

By a Sharp Knife

Original title: Ostrým nožom
Director: Teodor Kuhn
Cast: Roman Luknár, Ela Lehotská, Miroslav Krobot, Marián Mitaš
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 89
Language: Slovak
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Bontonfilm a.s.
Section: Centropa, New Europe
Sponsors: Slovenský inštitút v Prahe

Teodor Kuhn's feature debut is inspired by a true criminal case that happened in Slovakia in 2005. The suspects in the attack against a Bratislava university student were a gang of Neo-Nazis, but the mistakes and failures by the police and judicial system complicated arresting the culprits. The film reflects the devastated family's fight for justice, and also the state of society today.

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