The State Capture (SK / CZ 2019, 79 min)


concept and director: Zuzana Piussi

editor: Šimon Špidla

DOP: Miro Remo 

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

dramaturgy: Vít Janeček

animation: Vojtěch Mašek, Marek Pokorný

poster: Marek Kianička

support: Audiovisual Fund (SK) + 262 crowdfunders

sales: D1film

Report on the film at Cineuropa.

Materials to download

Poster - print quality  
Poster - web quality 
Digital poster for multiplexes  792x1080  1080x1920
Photos of the film - print quality  (zip, 114 Mb) 
Photos of the film - web quality (zip, 9 Mb)

Photo of the director (c) Karel Cudlín - free for film promotion reasons

About the film

A film The State Capture gives a complex insight into the gap in political reality of Slovakia - one of the EU countries  - which became visible after an investigative journalists Ján Kuciak and his fiancée has been brutally murdered at their home. Following mass demonstrations led to substantial changes in the country's government, but the film doesn't follow history, but much more the universal processes behind the curtain. Journalists, (ex?)-officers of secret services, lawyers and analysts helps to reveal detective story in search of whom ordered to murder a journalist and an innocent girl. But main concern of the film is to reflect mechanisms of oligarchy and mafias (including the Italian) to blackmail key players of the system, to influence public perception and to penetrate police, judiciary and  the government in their efforts to rule the country in the ways leading to their profits.