The Golden Sting - Czech That Film presents | Denver Film Society | Radim Špacek | Czech Republic

The Golden Sting - Czech That Film presents

Radim Špacek

Drama, Foreign, History, Sports

CzechEnglish SubtitlesCzech Republic2018106 minWebsite


No upcoming showtimes scheduled.


Screens Thursday, April 18th at 7pm at the Sie FilmCenter
Director Radim Špacek In-Person!

Part of our Czech That Film series April 18th - 21st

Young Czechoslovak men learn to play basketball from American Mormons at a YMCA camp in 1938. When World War II erupts a year later, their coach is arrested and executed. A young lawyer named Franta steps in to manage the team. After the liberation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, he visits the prison yard where their coach died, picking up a handful of soil and placing in a box with national colors. The team carries this talisman to the European Championship in Geneva where the Czechs miraculously win in 1946. However, everything changes again with the communist coup in February 1948. Friendships are broken, several basketball players are persecuted, and Franta is arrested. The team will go to Paris to defend their title, but can they succeed?

Cinematographer: Vladimír Smutný | Screenwriter: Jakub Bazant, Kristina Nedvedová, Jirí Závozda
Cast: Filip Brezina, Zdenek Piskula, Patricia Volny
Additional Countries: Solvakia