The State Capture (SK, CZ 2019, 75 min)



directing: Zuzana Piussi

editor: Šimon Špidla

cinematography: Miro Remo, Zuzana Piussi

animation: Vojtěch Mašek, Marek Pokorný

producers: Maroš Berák - Ultrafilm (SK), Vít Janeček - D1film (CZ)

support: Audiovizuálny fond (SK)

About the film

The Gorilla case was a breakthrough in the modern history of Slovakia - the hole in the wall of the conspiracy apartment was also a hole in the facade of a democratic state and governance: top politicians were meeting top oligarchs. The Gorilla case event eventually led to the collapse of the Slovak government, but led to the reign of Robert Fico, even though he was also a prominent player in these activities. This period was reflected in the film by Zuzana Piussi From Fico to Fico. The Stolen State has begun to emerge as a reflection of the actors of this film. Shortly after the start of shooting, the investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová were murdered and the filming took another direction. The resulting film reflects the background of this case, but primarily analyses efforts to influence the public space by concealing or, on the contrary, publishing certain information at a certain time ...