The Czech Heritage Museum and The Beltonian Theatre will present “In The Shadow (Ve Stinu) for the Czech Film Night Series at 7 p.m. on January 15 at The Beltonian, 219 E. Central Ave, Belton, Texas. Admission is free. Donations accepted. Imported Czech beer available.
The 2012 film was selected as the Czech entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Starring Ivan Trojan and Sebastian Koch, who played the villian Komarov in “A Good Day to Die Hard” with Bruce Willis.
“In The Shadow” opens in the style of a film noir from the '50s, with handsome, dark-toned cinematography (by Adam Sikoba) of a couple of crooks stealing a cache of jewels. When the police come in to investigate, Captain Hakl (Trojan) suspects that something more than a simple robbery is involved. Not rated, but this film is not suitable for children as there are moments of offensive language and some violence, typical of a detective, crime film. No prolonged scenes of violence or language.
The movie, directed by David Ondricek, received ten Czech Lion Awards, including Best Director, Best Actor in a leading role, (Trojan), and best cinematography (Sikoba).