Valka Barev (1996)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Czech Republic  |  
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Set in swinging contemporary Prague this light drama centers on a hip-young newspaper photographer who takes an aerial photograph of a peaceful village and discovers that he has taken a picture of a murder in progress. His editor shows no interest in the photo, but Ondrej, the photographer, cannot forget it and so embarks upon his own investigation of the crime. This attracts the attention of Rychman, a powerful, corrupt businessman who pressures Ondrej for the negatives. When that fails, he attempts to convince the newsman that he only witnessed a harmless game of paint ball, not an actual shooting. Rychman then amiably invites Ondrej up for a posh party in his villa.

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investigation, investigator, journalism, killing, murder, photography, reporter