Czech Journal: The Limits of Work

Český žurnál: Hranice práce

Český žurnál: Hranice práce

Script: Apolena Rychlíková, Saša Uhlová
Photography: Jan Šípek
Editing: Kateřina Krutská - Vrbová
Sound: František Šec
Producer, Co-producer: Petr Kubica (Česká televize)
Color: Colour
Language: Czech

Journalist Saša Uhlová spent six months exploring working conditions at the worst-paid jobs in the Czech Republic. She spent several weeks in a hospital washroom, at a poultry plant, behind a cash register and at a waste sorting facility. Her experience formed the basis for a very personal series of reports about people working invisible jobs under shocking conditions, published on the website. Apolena Rychlíková has turned these articles into a documentary film consisting of scenes shot at Uhlová’s home and of video footage taken at her places of work, accompanied by Uhlová’s read commentary.

“I spent several months close to my protagonist, who never once placed herself above those whose lives she has tried to show us. Perhaps this film of our era will, with time, reach even those whom it affects.” A. Rychlíková


Apolena Rychlíková (1989) takes an intensive interest in the public space, and this is reflected in her film work as well. The Ji.hlava IDFF previously screened her films Hájek at the Castle, Petr in the House (2011), Make Some Wish When Government Falls (2012), Family (2013), Ex-Premiers (2013), If Adolf Hitler Lived There Would Be No Rights for Gypsies (2014), Don’t Let Yourself Be Bowed! (2014), Don’t Give Up: The City’s Clinic (2015) and Intolerance: The Chill (2015).

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výrobce: Filip Remunda (Hypermarket Film s.r.o.), Vít Klusák (Hypermarket Film s.r.o.)
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Czech Joy
Premiere Type: World Premiere
Awards: Best Czech Documentary Film,
Audience Award
Exhibition format: DCP
26.10.2017DKO II 20:30
27.10.2017Grand Hall HDJ 17:00
29.10.2017DKO I 17:30


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