Crime Games

Jan Kubišta, 1989



In the late eighties, the dramatists of Prague's Barrandov film studios endeavoured to offer viewers Western-style pictures. Despite the fact that the writers and camera crews had little professional experience with this type of entertainment, pictures such as Divoká svině (Crime Games) often emerged. This sole feature-length film of director Jan Kubišta came out in 1989. It used the script of Miloš Fedaš and Pavel Frýbort. The film's protagonist is the Ostrava-born detective Jareš (Ondřej Pavelka), who, after being transferred to Prague, solves the case of Parus, who has just been released from jail; he is shocked to find that in the metropolis the world of crime is closely linked to police activities. The police force's officers often find the temptation of corruption irresistible... In Kubišta’s film, Marek Vašut, Michael Dlouhý and Oldřich Vlach appear in the roles of law enforcers. On the side of crime are Vitezslav Jandák (Parus) and Ladislav Županič (the Yugoslavian smuggler Grlič).
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About a film

film_production_year 1989
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres crime
film_form feature
film_duration 107 min
film_director Jan Kubišta
film_cast Ondřej Pavelka, Marek Vašut, Michal Dlouhý, Oldřich Vlach, Vítězslav Jandák, Miloslav Kopečný
film_director_of_photography Antonín Holub
film_screenplay Pavel Frýbort, Miloš Fedaš, Jan Kubišta
film_film_editor Eva Bobková
film_production_designer Václav Hlávka
film_music_composed_by Pavel Richter
film_sound_designer Karel Martínek