Pérák: The Shadow over Prague

Pérák: The Shadow over Prague (Czech: Pérák: Stín nad Prahou) is a 2016 Czech animated superhero film, which premiered on 20 June 2016. It was inspired by an urban legend about Pérák, the Spring Man of Prague, by Rychlé šípy and the legend of the Golem of Prague. Director Marek Berger has said that he intends to make sequels.[3][4][5]

Pérák: The Shadow over Prague
Directed byMarek Berger
Produced byDagmar Sedláčková[1]
Written byMarek Berger
Music byJakub Kudláč
CinematographyMarek Berger
Production
company
Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts, Prague[2]
Distributed byDagmar Sedláčková
Release date
2016
Running time
13 minutes
CountryCzech Republic
LanguageCzech

PlotEdit

The film begins with the Gestapo raiding the flat of David Brázda. Brázda resists arrest and eventually escapes by jumping out of a window. Brázda then turns to crime and becomes Pérák.

The Germans plan to revive the Golem of Prague and use him for their purposes. They retrieve the "Hedge in a Cage", an artefact needed to revive Golem. Pérák wants to foil their plan but is distracted when he sees a Jewish woman threatened by group of German soldiers. Pérák kills the soldiers but the woman is revealed to be a German agent and attacks him. They fight while the Germans revive Golem, who starts to destroy everything around. Pérák defeats the agent and drugs her. Pérák then goes to fight Golem. He eventually lures Golem to the Vltava where he switches him off. Pérák then tries to flee but his legs are shot off by the agent. Pérák is captured but the German scientist who helped to revive Golem wants Pérák alive. The film concludes after the war when Pérák is found in a German Bunker. It is revealed that the scientist gave him robotic legs.

ReceptionEdit

Pérák: The Shadow over Prague won the Opavský Páv award for the best student film of 2016 and for best animated student film of 2016.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golden Kuker :: Films / Shadow Over Prague". 2016.animationfest-bg.eu. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  2. ^ Software, Emersion. "Film - hlasování - 56. ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - Mezinárodní festival pro děti a mládež". www.zlinfest.cz. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Pražská premiéra animovaného filmu Pérák: Stín nad Prahou - Události v Praze". Události v Praze (in Italian). 10 June 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Český superhrdina Pérák se vrací. V novém filmu odkazuje na Rychlé šípy a bojuje proti Golemovi". Aktuálně.cz - Víte co se právě děje. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Stín nad Prahou - Pérák propojil Rychlé šípy, ježka v kleci a Golema". Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  6. ^ Kůs, Martin. "Opavský páv 2016 umřel, ať žije Opavský páv 2017!". inoviny.slu.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 17 August 2016.

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