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KING SKATE

by Simon Safránek

synopsis

The first feature-length documentary about the rise of skateboarding in Czechoslovakia presents a gripping tale of the search for freedom in a society stifled by the communist regime. Unique archive shots set to a driving punk soundtrack introduce us to the cult masters of the board and their never-ending party ride through the grey days of Normalization.

international title: King Skate
country: Czech Republic
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Simon Safránek
film run: 80'
release date: CZ 20/09/2018
screenplay: Martina Overstreet, Michal Nanoru, Simon Safránek
cinematography by: Jiří Chod
film editing: Šimon Hájek
producer: Katerina Cerná
production: Negativ Film Productions, Ceská Televize, MagicLab
distributor: Aerofilms
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