Based on the true case of Viktor Kalivoda, ´the forest killer´, who shot and killed 3 people in Czech forests in 2005, the film captures the last year of his life, before he was apprehended by the police. The story is framed by a pair of the main character’s suicide attempts, his unsuccessful attempt on the Žampach viaduct and the successful one in prison. We follow Kalivoda’s actions from his victory in the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire TV game show through the systematic degradation of his ethical inhibitions to the commitment of three murders, he refuses to reveal the motivation for. The film leaves us with a burning question, what led him to his actions.
Completion date / November 2023
Release date / 23 April 2024