“We are pleased to have the position of the co-producer in
this particular project that brings so difficult and yet important
topic,” says Petr Tichy, sales director of Barrandov Studios.
“Picture was created partly in our stages with our set
construction team. Our collection of Costumes and Props Department
was also involved and Barrandov Film Labs participated in the
postproduction as well.”
Set in former Czechoslovakia amid dramatic events of the 1950s
is a gripping crime narrative that ultimately intervenes in the
fates of the characters and their loved ones. Captain Hakl is
investigating a jewelery store heist. Thanks to behind-the-scenes
scheming on the part of the secret police though, a run-of-the-mill
burglary becomes a political affair. The aim is to avert attention
from much more significant events that the communist dictatorship
has underway for its people. The leading characters played by Czech
Ivan Trojan and German Sebastian Koch.
In the Shadow came about as a Czech-Slovak-Polish-Israeli
coproduction. The producers are David Ondříček (Lucky Man Films)
and Kryštof Mucha, the co-producers are Jacek Naglowski and
Agnieszka Janowska from the Polish production company Centrala
Film, and Patrik Pašš of Trigon Production represents Slovakia.
Other co-producers include Ehud Bleiberg-Bleiberg Entertainment,
the company RWE, Barrandov Studio and Avion Film. The main partner
is TV Nova and the media partner is HBO.
Visit the official site of the movie here.