In the new film Radim Špaček, Zlatý podraz has transformed into one of the Czech Czechoslovak basketball players and has met in detail the unique sports chapter of our post-war history. "I knew that what happened was terrible. I even hated my past position more," said a 20-year-old actor.
You have the story of Golden Podras, which tells the story of post-war Czechoslovakian basketball players. How do you feel about the results? You were moved.
The level of emotion is very large. We all fell in love while filming. When we see our public works, which we have formed for more than a year, on the big screen, we feel that is true and we managed to make a film. It will really impress you.
Did you know before the story of Czechoslovakian basketball players, who in 1946, as the only ones, managed to win gold for Republicans on the international stage?
When I go casting, I don't even know that this is happening. Finally, when I learned more, I began to look for information. From the beginning, it was clear to me that it was a story that was not on the screen and that it had great potential.
So, are you trying to study the time and circumstances in which the story of the film took place?
I reflect on what happened to my character and around him. For example, my film father was an eagle, so I started on the Sokol procession and generally I tried to find out about as many eagles as possible. I am interested in the overall atmosphere of time related to sports. I found various commitments and problems in sports. And then, of course, I focus on the boys themselves, our basketball players.
Did anyone surprise you?
No, I knew that what happened was horror, and this awareness was only deepened in me. That's all that has to be done, but I even hate the establishment. The film's main motive is to bend behind before the Soviet Union and such ideology. Yang, in the case of basketball players, fatally hit the European Championship in 1951.
Do you think that something similar might happen today?
We know what it's like now, and it's not good at all. I hope that what has been done under the old regime will not be allowed to repeat so much. On the other hand, who in 1945, after the end of the war, would think that something like that three years later would come. There are many things that we don't even rely on and that can come and can be just as terrible. But I want to believe in a better variant.
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Many surveys and surveys show that many young people today do not know what happened on August 21, 1968, or why it was so significant on November 17. You are twenty years old, when you see the fact that some of you are the most like it basically does not have an overview? What is that?
It will really change attitudes towards young people as far as education is concerned. I don't want to put everyone in one bag, of course, but I think the education system in our country is not at a good level. I just experienced it recently. Even though I'm interested in content a lot of things, the system says, you have to go there, you have to learn this, you have to read this, and then you get the paper. How can I motivate myself to get some crap at the end? I think something must change in this regard. However, films can also lead to some basic historical reviews. Let people take pictures of this subject, like us, and learn more about the past. This is also a pleasant form of education.
How does your physical preparation look like a basketball scene that looks credible?
We practiced every Sunday for almost seven months. But with boys, we are very busy gathering in the park and out of training and playing with other people who go there. I feel like a sport that I found.
Outside the camera, the actors along with the director made more than ten thousand move together. You say you don't even need an artificial pot in a shot.
Click rites started the first day of filming. In front of the screen, one of the actors saw his hand and said, "Hey, shouldn't we pump a little?" So we started playing almost every scene, and director Radim Špaček joined us. During the shooting of the basketball scene, we were pretty. Usually this is not the case for filming, but we are very happy and happy about this project that we have the energy to share.
Your true love girlfriend, Simona Lewandowska, plays your love film. How does it feel to work together?
We were both scared at the beginning, but thanks to the party that met at the party, we finally began to look forward to the shooting together.
When we talked about the last time about a year ago, you said that the creators and people around you finally stopped thinking of you as Honzik from Narration or Matthew from the fairy tale of The Three Brothers. How is today? Do you still think of yourself as a child actor?
I can't talk about it. It can make me rock or wander who wants it. That feeling of maturity is something else. I have the impression that this film might get me out of the picture of a blonde boy from fairy tales or series. Even though here I really play Honza! Maybe I see Honza. (laugh)