What if children spoke to each other as if they're chatting? What if their dialogues weren't fictional but taken literally from neo-Nazi chats? The film Commander publicly reveals what has so far remained hidden behind the digital curtain. It illuminates the contours of the present world in which some children live their second lives.

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The film collage displays dialogues composed exclusively of fragments of real chats of the neo-Nazi group FKD, which was led by a thirteen-year-old boy operating under the nickname Commander. The film sets them in fictional situations in the real world and puts them in the mouths of actors – children. The chilling atmosphere of conversations, in which children talk publicly about sex, death and hatred, balances between absurdity, humour, fear, and horror. These little adults are – at least verbally – taking responsibility for the world and our lives. When verbal pressure and manipulation, to which children are exposed virtually, are transferred to public space and given a physical form, the resulting image raises more than one disquieting question…

Starring: Julian Hajduk Brown, Heřman Tajovský, František Souček, Tomáš Richard Brenton, Michal Vrubel, Kryštof Brož, Kryštof Koníček, Oliver Vyskočil, Mikuláš Rychetský a další.

Project Commander is created in co-production with the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and LOFFT – DAS THEATER, with the support of The PPF Foundation, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the City of Prague, European Solidarity Corps, and the City of Leipzig – Cultural Office, and in partnership with O2 Chytrá škola, Prague Music Performance, and Stable-Studios.

Creative Team

Directed by Viliam Dočolomanský

Film distribution Farma v jeskyni / Farm in the Cave

Film supervision by Radim Špaček

1st AD Robert Beca

2nd AD Manlai Erdembileg

DOP Václav Fronk

Camera assistants Yuri Dolgovv, Oskar Štolín, Jakub Smetana

Editor Karel Šindelář

Gaffer Jakub Smetana

Sound Petr Plecháč, Libor Kovář

Scenography Lucia Škandíková

Costumes Karolína Koláčková, Vendula Kovacsová

Requisites David Částa

Grip Michal Rališ, Vír Rosenbaum, Jakub Veinlich

Make-up Vlaďka Horáčková

Hair stylist Marek Pátl

Stunt coordinators Jiří Kraus, Jakub Bobuski

Skate Coordinator Adam Lukas

Extras choreographer Eliška Vavříková