Home No. 45

The story, loosely inspired by a real event of a violent attack on a Roma family in the Czech border region, raises questions about violence against the individual.

  • Stanislav Slovák
  • Stanislav Slovák
  • Nella Mikušová
  • Karel Heřmánek ml.
    Key Cast
  • Julius Oračko
    Key Cast
  • Andrea Raissová
    Key Cast
  • Gerhard Mendrok
    Key Cast
  • Stanislav Slovák st.
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Dům č. 45
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    drama, thriller, psychological drama
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Director Biography - Stanislav Slovák

He is currently studying directing and screenwriting at the Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic. During his studies he wrote and directed a number of short films such as "Rock, Scissors, Now!". He assisted on the films Island of Freedom or The Hide. On a professional level, he has participated in projects such as Police Modrava, Specialists, Sex O'Clock, The Hunter, One Night and others.

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Director Statement

The story of the film is inspired by an event that took place on the night of April 19, 2009 in the Czech town of Vítkov, near the town of Bruntál where I live. Coexistence with the Roma is still a debated issue in our region, and there are repeated racist insults, if not attacks on Roma. On the other hand, since I was a child, I have not avoided conflicts with Roma, and I have been attacked or robbed several times. As part of the preparation for the film and searching for actors, I began regularly visiting the part of town where most of the Roma people from Bruntál live. I met with people who had been right there at the Vítkov incident. I became friends with a local pastor who helped me develop the script, invited me to Romani cultural events and advised me on the selection of actors from their locality. Out of these experiences came my graduate film, Home No. 45, almost three years later.