26 October 2000
| 5.6/10 |
| Vladimír Michálek
(based on the novel of Jáchym Topol)|
Czech Lion Award for Best Design, Czech Lion Award for Best Film Editing
Czech Lion Award for Best Sound
Sekal Has to Die, Of Parents and Children, Forgotten Light, An ambiguous report ab, Autumn Spring
Andel Exit (also called as Angel Exit) is a 2000 Czech drama movie directed by Vladimír Michálek with Jan Cechticky and Klára Issová. The movie was based on thee 1995 novel of Jáchym Topol named Anděl. The movie earned two Czech Lion Awards in 2000 for Best Design and Best Editing.
The film is about Mike, a junkie and a thief, who decided to get away from drugs after falling for his new neighbour Jane. However his girlfriend Kaja prevented him from doing so. Following the trcs of Kaja, Mike ended up in South Africa where he gets involved with local gangsters and meth dealers.Jan Cechticky as Mikes
Klára Issová as Kája
Zuzana Stivínová as Jana
Vojtech Pavlícek as Lukás
Pavel Landovský as Machata
Eva Holubová as Machatová
After impressed by the novel of Jáchym Topol named Anděl, director Vladimír Michálek met with him and asked Topol to accompany with him in the screenplay. The film commenced its shooting on December 24, 1999.
The movie was met with positive reviews. CER said that despite having an infantile plot, the film worked best on the microscopic level by picking up the minutiae of modern life and capturing the ills of a generation on screen. Film Blitz also noted that the film provide an eye-opening picture of a rarely-seen side of Prague: scummy suburbs, of peddled religious icons and groceries brought on credit, where meaningless sex and drugs are about the only escape.
Czech Lion Awards , 2000Won, Best Design - Vladimír Michálek and Martin Strba
Won, Best Editing - Jiří Brožek
Nominated, Best Actress - Klára Issová
Nominated, Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Zuzana Stivínová
Nominated, Best Director - Vladimír Michálek
Nominated, Best Cinematography - Martin Strba
Nominated, Best Sound - Radim Hladík Jr.
The movie entirely shot digitally unsing a skelton crew and then transferred into 35mm film
Klára Issová shaved her head completely bald (on screen) for the movie.
Andel Exit Wikipedia