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Czech film heads into Oscars race

Lost in Munich has been selected to compete in the foreign film category at the awards.

By BOHEMIST STAFF

PRAGUE – The Czech Film and Television Academy has selected Lost in Munich as the country’s entry in the 89th Academy Awards.

The film, directed by Petr Zelenka and produced by Lucky Man films beat out 49 other feature-length films, documentaries and animated contenders to represent the Czech Republic in the foreign film category of the awards.

Lost in Munich is an absurdist mockumentary with more than a few Kafkaesque twists.

The film follows protagonist Sir P, who is a 90-year-old talking parrot and former cohabitant with Edourard Daladier, the French prime minister responsible for signing the Munich Agreement.

IRL the 1938 Munich Agreement forced then Czechoslovakia to cede a large number of border areas to Germany.

Sir P develops somewhat of a celebrity status and tours to Prague at the invitation of the French Cultural Institute to give his account of past events, as a living relic of former war times. But things start to go a bit sideways… quickly. The film then unravels into a critique of the filmmaking process itself with more crossover between IRL people playing themselves in the movie.

The film has a 7.4 ranking on IMDb and was the winner of the Czech Critics’ Award earlier this year.

Check out the trailer below:

 

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