Another film by Jiri Strach, this time a mysterious thriller, 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 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 conclusion.
About the director
Jirí Strach was born on September 29, 1973 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor and director, known for Andel Páne 2 (2016), Vrásky z lásky (2012) and Lotrando a Zubejda (1997).
About the film
Director: Jiří Strach
Cast: David Švehlík, Marek Taclík, Viktor Preiss, Martin Stropnický, Petra Molnárová, and others