Christmas is full of romance and fairy tales. Sometimes it is also good to have a good laugh, especially when it´s a public holiday. This was probably the thought of director Jan Pachl, who comes with a new, comedy-spirited family detective story which brings Christmas atmosphere from the famous spa town of Karlovy Vary.
The stylish ghost-inspired comedy was filmed by Jan Pachl. It is suitable for any age group; in may be enjoyed by your five-year old grandson or a hundred-year-old grandmother. Lovers of ´whodunnit´ will be happy, same as those who like a bit of humour served by famous actors, such as Eva Holubová, Václav Postránecký, Lukáš Vaculík or Hynek Čermák.
Policeman, loving husband and a great father. Superintendent Kalina is the victim of a car accident and from a position of a ghost helps to investigate his own death. The story includes many humorous and unexpected situations. The main characters of the investigation are not only members of the police force, but mainly the family of the deceased superintendent.
This kind of stories suddenly became popular. "I found that it is much easier to write a detective story. Although it is very important to build a good plot, on the other hand it naturally moves to "something", which doesn´t work in a "normal" play. The real basis in the plot is the city of Karlovy Vary, a place which I know very well and therefore I can set it into the plot and work with it."
The first shooting was made on 23. November 2017, near Prague the car accident was shot, killing Superintendent Pavel Řezníček (Kalina). The last shooting was made on Monday 15. January 2018 in Černošice. Overall there were 25 filming days, where the film staff of 60 members visited 6 places of Central and Western Bohemia: Praha, Nová Ves pod Pleší, Černošice, Cheb, Boží Dar, Karlovy Vary.
In addition to the many gallons of water for the key scene, there also featured 50 sacks of artificial snow, one live dog, a polar bear and a donkey.
PREMIÉRE: 8. 11. 2018
DIRECTED BY: Jan Pachl
SCREENPLAY: Jan Pachl according to a book by Marie Poledňáková
CAMERA: Pavel Berkovič
CAST: Soňa Norisová, Pavel Řezníček, Hynek Čermák, Eva Holubová, Lukáš Vaculík, Václav Postránecký, Lívia Bielovič, Kryštof Racek, Petra Nesvačilová, Miloš Pokorný, Roman Ondráček, Ester Kočičková, Viktor Antonio, Lukáš Příkazký, Jitka Smutná, Simone Hrášková, Martin Sitta
GENRE: Detective comedy
LENGTH: 90 min.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Czech Republic