KIDNAPPING / Únos

15

Synopsis

‘Kidnapping’ is a very powerful and well made political thriller, based on a real story that takes us back to mid-nineties Slovakia. The story begins when the journalist Marta finds in front of her house the bloody head of her brother. At that moment she has no idea that the crime is only one part of a shattered puzzle, which also reaches the highest state power, representatives. She decides to search for the monstrous circle of terror. Power thirsts, Secret Service practices, and Mafia background lead to the kidnapping of the President’s son and subsequent death of innocent people. The last day of the first year of Slovak independence is coming to an end. People are celebrating. Only the Prime Minister is quiet as the President had not appointed his Lad for the post of Minister of Privatisation. Pressure or resignation of the President from his function reaches its peak when his son is being kidnapped abroad by an organized group consisting of Secret Service and Mafia members. ‘Kidnapping’ is a film, describing events that have left wounds on the Slovak society. This political story impacts the lives of ordinary people. Political power at the time got into hands that did not hesitate to be soaked in the blood of innocent

Mafia background leads to the kidnapping of the President’s son and subsequent death of innocent people. The last day of the first year of Slovak independence is coming to an end. People are celebrating.

Only the Prime Minister is quiet as the President had not appointed his Lad for the post of Minister of Privatisation. Pressure or resignation of the President from his function reaches its peak when his son is being kidnapped abroad by an organized group consisting of Secret Service and Mafia members. ‘Kidnapping’ is a film, describing events that have left wounds on the Slovak society. This political story impacts the lives of ordinary people. Political power at the time got into hands that did not hesitate to be soaked in the blood of innocent.

Slovakia

2017, 102 min.
Category: Drama
Age: Age over 15

CINEMA PARADISO | 21 OCT | 6:30 PM

About the director

Výsledek obrázku pro Mariana Cengel SolcanskaMariana Cengel Solcanska (b. 1978) was born in Nitra. She studied at the Charles University in Prague, and at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, earning a degree in Political Science and Cultural Studies. Since 2003, she is a student of the Film and Television Faculty at The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, in Bratislava, studying Film and TV Directing led by director Martin Sulik. She has directed several short student movies, including Silence, Mr. Levicky’s Letter, Simije, Monstrance, and others. Her most recent mid-length movie Abels Black Dog, which was co-produced with the Czech TV, was premiered at the Bratislava International Film Festival in 2006.

About the film

Director: Mariana Čengelová-Solčanská

Cast: Rebeka Polakova, Daniel Heriban Milan Mikulcik Maras Kramar Milan Ond rfk David

Press kit

Curiosity

topky.sk – Minister of Culture of Slovak republic, Marek Mad’aric: “I have asked myself how will people, who did not live in that period or lived abroad, react to it. I, as a person, who lived at the time and took notice of the things that created the base for the movie, have continuously internally confronted myself with this.”