Adolf Zika Adolf Zika Photography
Gold Man from Rio or Gentle road of Lukas Krpalek
Feature length documentary film

Feature documentary about liferoad of Czech judoka, who won World Championship and European Champion in 2014 and became Olympic Champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. This movie is beyond the frame of sport documentary thanks to the scenes from his private life and recordings of his wife. Story of ordinary man from Jihlava, who got by mistake into the sport, which was not originally his intention. The movie shows strong will and immense endurance of athlete, who despite adversity managed to break through the proverbial vicious circle of last missing titles winning the Olympic gold.

Story, screenplay, directed by: Adolf Zika

www.lukaskrpalek.cz



Rumbling
Feature length film

Rumbling is a drama based on a true story from 2004, with additional real-life events taken from media stories over the years mixed in - tales of domestic violence, acts of self-defense or helping victims in need. The film is about an endangered human archetype. One whose sense of justice and freedom of speech sits at the edge of law and social norms. This story was originally planned as a documentary about a specific human trait in people living among us, whose nature deviates from the norm. That gives the film a credible amount of crude reality. The feature film is set in the world of motorcycles, rock music and artists, where people valuing fairness and honesty in character blend in their explosive emotions, rumbling in the heart and love for absolute beauty. A world where man ceases to be judgmental with himself.

Story, screenplay, directed by: Adolf Zika

www.rumblingmovie.com





The Czech land, Your home!
Feature length documentary film

The Czech land, Your home! is a feature documentary film, whose authors called upon the residents of the Czech Republic to document their day on the 11th of May 2012 and become co-authors of this documentary. Hundreds of cameras were used on this day and the result was processed by Adolf Zika, Alois Fišárek and Jiří Klenka and their co-workers to create a distinct and extraordinary cinematic image of our nation. This film happens to come in a magical year surrounded by prophecies. It comes in the most uncertain and insecure times since the Velvet revolution. Are we just in a financial crisis or in a crisis of values? The decline of the EU, mass distrust in politics and its players and gradual apathy on one side, aggression and corruption at the highest level, utilitarianism, populism, total disinterest in the opinions of ordinary citizens on the other. However, also many successful individuals, groups and projects in a beautiful land in the heart of Europe. This is the Czech Republic today, this is the world inside out, the world destined to face many upcoming historical events.

Story, screenplay, directed by: Adolf Zika

www.zemeceskadomovtvuj.cz
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LE MANS PHENOMENON
Feature length documentary film

Director’s statement
As a small boy, I received a toy racetrack. It was a gift that made more of an impression on me than all of my previous gifts. After a while, I realized that what attracted me the most was the phenomenon of the race, competition, meeting face-to-face with my childhood rivals. My imagination was quite vivid at this age. One could say the races I was experiencing were absolutely real. Because I was very productive as a child, I thought, “How could I bring a real contest into my room?” And so, I organized a race the entire street wound up talking about. It was called the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We met in my friend’s spacious apartment and built four complete racetracks. We began at three o’clock in the afternoon, our mothers cooked, brought us drinks and cheered us on. Our young eyes glowed like a flame in a hearth until ten at night, when we all fell asleep on the plastic track with the remote controls in our hands, and perhaps dreamt about how we would one day ride the track as adult racers.

That was the beginning of my dream about the most famous race in the world, The 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Story, screenplay, directed by: Adolf Zika

www.lemansphenomenon.com
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Official Selection of the ‘Sport Movies & TV 2010 – 28th Milano International FICTS Festival’


JAN SAUDEK ”TRAPPED BY HIS PASSIONS, NO HOPE FOR RESCUE”
Feature length documentary film

Director’s statement
The true spirit of an individual whose talent influences history often remains unexplained. The exceptionality of their legacy goes hand in hand with the ways they differ from ordinary mortals. Often in direct contact we don’t understand them despite the fact that they have entertained millions of people.
This film is my personal view into the spirit of a revolutionary photographer and remarkable person. Although it’s perhaps only one view out of a thousand, it made sense to try.


Story, screenplay, directed by: Adolf Zika

www.saudekfilm.com
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