Olda, a seventeen-year-old teenager, awaits his trial in a detention center for juveniles. There, he tries to fill the void of prison’s monotony and reminisces about the brutal assault he committed on a homeless man, that resulted in his death.
Ondřej Novák is a director living in Prague. He has shot several short documentaries and video clips. He is also a member of Motiv Collective where he focuses on writing comics scripts, interactive games and animation. Reconstruction is his short movie debut.
The lm was shot so that it evokes the point of view of an uninvolved viewer, somebody who is standing behind the police tape during reconstruction. Long static shots emphasise the slow passage of time in prison and at the same time objecti es the action being shot. The civil colours was chosen to enhance the documentary reading and to not detract the viewer’s attention from the urgency of the situation. We were inspired by the Swedish movie Involuntary by Ruben Östlund. Because of its social urgency we feel close to the French movie The 400 Blows by Francois Truffaut.