cynical thriller, 2013



All days long, I bug. Conversations, banal phrases with which people code their secrets. Words that they use instead of dark shades in this nasty poker game. I´m rewriting, analysing, looking for connections. I do observe, because the truth usually hides in concealed, untold.

Making of
Making of

O projekte

The plot of the movie Candidate is happening during two months of the campaign before unconcrete elections in one concrete country. The author of diary notes doesn´t have a clue who he bugs for and his excitement from interesting order, in which he bugs bishop, mad owner of advertising agency and flat presidential candidate with expressive name Peter Potôň and even more expressive family history, is changed by disgust and confusion.  Candidate is a political farce, a sad and comical picture of what happened, is happening and very easily may happen in this small country. It’s a satirical analysis of society that lets the rich and powerful manipulate them. Kandidát is about ordinary people that are under this pressure sinking each other and helping only when their life is at stake. Kandidát is the manifesto against the secret.




director: Jonáš Karásek

producent: Maroš Hečko

executive producer: Ivan Juráš

co-producers: Kamil Kožíšek, Pavel Zvolenský

production: Viliam Štrelinger

screenwriters: Maroš Hečko, Michal Havran, Peter Balko

dramaturgy: Zuzana Gindl-Tatárová

cast: Marek Majeský, Monika Hilmerová, Michal Kubovčík, Michal Dlouhý, Ján Jackuliak a Pavel Nový

DOP: Tomáš Juríček

score: Matúš Široký

editor: Matej Beneš

master of sound: Peter Kučera

costumes: Diana Strauszová

make-up : Roman Haša