If you can't, pour in!
Anton is a successful actor who suffers from being a bohemian. When Anton’s drinking problem gets out of hand, he looses his work and his wife too. Anton covers up his failures towards his son, Tommy with a lie - Anton pretends that he is a secret space agent. In reality, Anton is cast out of the art world. Anton befriends a poet with a post office day job and a former ballet maestro who ended up as the owner of a junkyard. When Anton reaches the bottom, his friends help him to symbolically reform everything that has hurt him - with a huge demolition car. When the revengers chase with the police, they crash, and Anton falls into a coma and meets the creator… and since the Almighty is almighty, Anton might fly to space after all… several months later, when Anton wakes up from his coma he will be a victim of an “accidental” substitution with Dr. Melnikoff. Anton has to act the part and he is trapped in the middle of a Russian space program… He will become his son’s hero after all, and surely never drink again, as his rocket is now headed to start a colony at Mars.
You know, I’m an ordinary person like everyone else.
A comedy about the pure human desire to find yourself, love, something to drink, and a RESTART button. And if not this, then to revenge on everything around.
Director StatementLucia Klein Svoboda
Man exists, friendship exists, effort pays off, but often our destiny is not in our hands. Anton is a very gentle man. He is an artist who has not been given enough opportunity in this space-time, and he is frustrated by the material pressure of his surroundings. He wants to be a good husband, a good father, and a good colleague, but he compensates the burden of reality with alcohol. All his efforts crumble like a house of cards, and he finds a helping hand in similar losers (perhaps from another era), there he finds mutual friendship and philosophical harmony. After a long time, he begins to perceive himself as a person with needs, and not as a contemporary robotic cog who is to fit exactly into the wider system. Today’s times are cruel and do not tolerate outages. Anton resorts to desperate actions that lead him to closer self-knowledge, and like most people, he just keeps an eye on where his fate is going.
A fatalistic story about the difficult fate of a misunderstood artist who is not interested in anyone, but fate thinks of something else, and Anton thus becomes part of a unique moment in human history… The Revenger should allow the spectator to forgive his own imperfection and vent his frustrations. None of us are perfect, and everyone struggles with frustration at work or in the family. The setting of vulgar humor is intended to break down any hypocrisy and to knock down the superficial façade so that we can look at the deeper essence of our relationships and beings. Social rules constantly force us to self-control and self-discipline. Anton’s comical essence as the driving force of our story lies in the fact that he breaks down any convention without his own intention to do so.
Lucia and Petr Klein Svobodovi, the creators of the film on the set.
FEATURE FICTION | IN POST-PRODUCTION, COMING IN 2021 | 93 MIN. | CZECH REPUBLIC
PRODUCER: Petr and Lucia Klein Svoboda, Goodmind DIRECTOR: Lucia Klein Svoboda DOP: Petr Klein Svoboda EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michal Sikora 1st AD: Martin Stádník, Ondřej Balvín EDITOR: Michal Novák CONTINUITY: Anastasiya Golovina CAMERA UNIT: Jan Kvasnička, Vojtěch Dvořák, Tomáš Jelínek 1st AC: Ondřej Kudrna, Jiří Bytčánek PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Lucia Klein Svoboda MAKEUP: Jaroslav Šámal, Daniel Šámal STUNTS: Filmka, Ladislav Lahoda, Petr Drozda, Pavel Myslík, Pavel Krátký, David Lištván, Milan Kulas, Tomáš Tobola, Zdeněk Stadtherr, Jaroslav Peterka, Karel Tomáš, Miroslav Navrátil GAFFERS: Jiří Nosek, Roman Svoboda SOUND: David Matušek, Ferdinand Petrš SOUND DESIGN: Tomáš Bělohradský GRIP: Josef Kos
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