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System Crasher

Time is running out to find a settled home for the nine-year-old Bernadette, known to everyone as Benni, whose angelic appearance belies a simmering, foul-mouthed fury which constantly breaks out against allies and enemies alike. System Crasher (Systemsprenger) is a remarkable achievement. Without overly sensationalising what is a bleak and often repetitive situation — in … Continue reading System Crasher


Domestique Competitive cyclist Roman (Jirí Konvalinka) pushes himself to his physical limits, putting his ambitions on a collision course with the equally determined desire of his wife Šarlota (Tereza Hofová) to get pregnant. First things first: the film’s Czech title Domestik is translated as the French Domestique, rather than the more obvious ‘domestic’, because the … Continue reading Domestique