SANTINI’S ENIGMA / Santiniho Jazyk
A mysterious thriller, made by Jiri Strach, set amongst visually compelling and beautiful Czech towns and picturesque nature. Based on a brilliant mystery-detective novel by Martin Urban, the audience is treated to an exhilarating blend of relentless adventure, scholarly intrigue, and cutting wit.
The story begins when an unsatisfied employee of an advertising agency, Martin Urmann, is given an impossible job in order to find a legal excuse to fire him. Martin accepts the task. However, it is more a gesture of defiance rather than a serious attempt to save his position.
While working on that case he discovers a series of cryptic messages inscribed by the architect Santini into his structures and sets out to decipher them. His way is lined with mysterious murders which are obviously connected with his search.
The fascinating power of the world into which he is gradually descending makes it impossible for him to give up his intention. He has to reach the end, where he anticipates a revelation which will totally change his entrenched view of the world.
Santini’s Enigma heralds the arrival of a new breed of intelligent thriller that is surprising at every twist, absorbing, and in the end, utterly unpredictable, right up to the films astonishing ending.
About the director
him into a spotlight in 2005. Angel of the Lord became the most viewed TV film for 2006.Other well-known films are for example:
– ‘Eights’ – describing a story of an ordinary man that has an unordinary day after he accidentally signs the Charter 77. A thrilling film that won the Best European TV Drama at PIX Europa 2014 in Berlin.- ‘Santini’s Enigma – a mysterious thriller, set amongst visually compelling and beautiful Czech towns and picturesque nature.- ‘Angel of the Lord 2’ that became even more popular than the original piece and was rewarded as the most viewed film in Czech cinemas for 2016.
– Operation Silver A is a drama from the 2nd world war. It is a story about love, bravery, and personal failings. The relationships between main characters – three parachutists, two women and their families and close friends – are equally as complicated and tense as the political situation in The Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
About the film
Director: Jiří Strach
Writer: Tomáš Kočínský
Cast: David Švehlík, Marek Taclík, Viktor Preiss, Martin Stropnický, Petra Molnárová, Lucia Molnárová, Zuzana Kajnarová, Stanislav Fišer, Monika Timková, Michal Pavlata, Robert Jašków, Hynek Čermák, Berenika Kohoutová, Martin Hub, Jiří Strachand others