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Golden Sting

Golden Sting
April 5, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Q&A with director Radim Špaček moderated by film writer F.X. Feeney.

U.S. Premiere!

Golden Sting  (Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2018)

Zlatý podraz

Young Czechoslovak men learn to play basketball from American Mormons at a YMCA camp in 1938. When World War II erupts a year later, their coach is arrested and executed, and a young lawyer Franta (Jakub Březina) steps in to manage the team. After the liberation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, he visits the prison yard where their coach died, picking up a handful of soil and placing it in a box with national colors. The team carries this talisman to the European Championship in Geneva where the Czechs miraculously win in 1946. However, everything changes again with the communist coup in February 1948. Friendships are broken, several basketball players are persecuted, and Franta is arrested. The team will go to Paris to defend their title, but can they succeed?

DCP, color, in Czech with English subtitles, 106 min.  Director: Radim Špaček. Screenwriter: Jakub Bažant, Jiří Závozda, Kristina Nedvědová. Cast: Filip Březina, Patricia Volny, Zdeněk Piškula, Ondřej Malý, Jan Hartl.

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