As on the first Wednesday of each month, we will be showing a Czech film classic in the "Czech Film Wednesday" series on August 2nd at 8 p.m. in the central cinema. This time the imaginative action comedy »Akumulátor 1« from 1994 is shown.
The film depicts the world behind the screen, where mirror beings live on our lives, feeding on leeching our energy while we watch television. This also applies to Olda (Petr Forman) after he was interviewed by television. dr Fišarek (Zdeněk Svěrák) supports him with many natural energies in the fight against his doppelganger. And a new found love helps him too. But he has to fight himself.
With this film in 1994, the two Svěráks created a work that falls a little outside the scope of their other work. There is more action and excitement here - albeit rather ironically than Hollywood blockbusters - and the technical possibilities that were new at the time were also clearly used. In view of the ubiquitous media consumption, the message is probably more relevant today than ever.