Край света. Запад
Droneman (Modelář) / On the Edge. Out-of-Competition Program
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia
drama, political thriller
105 mins.

Pavel, traumatized by the death of a girlfriend during a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, reluctantly agrees to the offer of his former classmate Plech, who is looking for a new drone navigator to shoot an ad. Just by chance, Pavel becomes a cameraman on the set of the presidential candidate's election campaign and is gradually drawn into the world of big politics together with the mercantile Plech – he sees the candidate as a "golden goose" who will help to make money. The idealistic worldview of Paul, who dreams of suing George Bush for the crimes in Guantanamo, is at odds with the philosophy of Pleсh, who believes that consumerism is also a special way to show social activism.
Written and directed by: Petr Zelenka
Cinematography by: Alexander Šurkala
Designed by: Michaela Horáčková Hořejší
Editing by: Vladimír Barák
Music by: Janez Dovc
Produced by: Petr Zelenka, Martin Sehnal
Cast: Kryštof Hádek, Jiří Mádl, Veronika Khek Kubařová, Richard Stanke, Zuzana Fialová, Miroslav Hanus, Helena Dvořáková
Production: 0.7 km Films

Petr Zelenka
Born 1967 in Prague. Graduated in scriptwriting and dramaturgy from the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 1993, he made his debut as a director with a film about punks, "Padlock". In 1997 he premiered his most highly awarded film, the episodic film "Buttoners" (Tiger Award 1998 from Rotterdam Film Festival). The popular film "Loners" (2000) was based on Zelenka's script and became the No. 1 box office hit of the year. His other films (both script and direction) include "Year of the Devil" (2003) and "Tales of Common Insanity" (2005). His latest film "The Brothers Karamazov" (2008) won two Czech Lions for the best film and best direction. His debut as a playwright and, for the first time, a theatre director was with "Tales of Common Insanity" (2001, Alfréd Radok Award). Zelenka's play, "Teremin", was first shown in the Dejvické Theatre in 2005. In the field of television he was creative supervisor, one of the adapting authors and director of 20 episodes of the TV series, "In Treatment" (HBO, Czech Republic 2011).