Too Big a Chance

Otakar Fuka, 1984

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Petr Schulhoff (1922–1986) wrote the script for this 1985 tale about a man unable to bear his own guilt, but due to failing health invited his colleague Otakar Fuka to take the director’s role. The main protagonist of the story, a promising young scientist, causes the death of a young boy. Since Dr. Petr Gabriel knows that drunk driving means an end to his dream of a senior position, he decides to lay the blame on two petty criminals. But experienced police investigator Major Válek suspects that something is up and sets a trap for the guilt-ridden scientist… Jan Kanyza starred as Dr. Gabriel in this psychological crime story with a moral twist. Radovan Lukavský played his determined adversary. The part of the charming hitchhiker with whom Dr. Gabriel has a brief romance was performed by Julie Jurištová, for whom 1985 was one of the most prolific in her acting career.
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About a film

Production year 1984
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres drama, crime, psychological
Form feature
Duration 87 min
Director Otakar Fuka
Cast Jan Kanyza, Julie Jurištová, Radovan Lukavský, Stanislava Bartošová, Tomáš Juřička, Vlastimil Zavřel
Director of photography Andrej Barla
Screenplay Petr Schulhoff
Editor Jan Chaloupek
Production designer Zbyněk Hloch
Music Petr Hapka
Sound designer Roman Hloch