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2021 film directed by David Ondříček


Released 2021 (1 years, 10 months ago)

Director David Ondříček
Duration 131 minutes
Genre drama film, biographical film and sport film
Composer Beata Hlavenková
Country of origin Czech Republic
Screenwriter Jan P. Muchow, David Ondříček and Alice Nellis
Producer Kryštof Mucha and David Ondříček

About Zátopek

Zátopek, the highly anticipated biopic about legendary Czech long-distance runner Emil Zátopek, is a triumph of storytelling and filmmaking. Directed by David Ondříček and starring Václav Neužil in the titular role, the film chronicles Zátopek's rise to fame in the 1950s, his dominance in the sport of distance running, and his eventual fall from grace under the Communist regime.

Neužil delivers a stunning performance as Zátopek, capturing both his physical prowess and his emotional depth. The film is beautifully shot, with sweeping vistas of the Czech countryside and intimate close-ups of Zátopek's face as he pushes himself to the limit.

But what sets Zátopek apart from other sports biopics is its exploration of the political context in which Zátopek lived and competed. The film delves into the complex relationship between Zátopek and the Communist government, which both celebrated his athletic achievements and sought to control him.

Overall, Zátopek is a must-see for sports fans and cinephiles alike. It's a powerful and moving tribute to one of the greatest athletes of all time, and a reminder of the ways in which politics can shape even the most personal of stories.


- "Zátopek Review: A Moving Tribute to a Sporting Legend" - The Guardian

- "Zátopek Review: A Masterful Biopic About a Czech Running Legend" - IndieWire

- "Zátopek Review: A Gripping Portrait of a Sporting Icon" - Screen Daily

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


76 years, 3 months, 11 days


12 years, 4 months, 28 days

Born first

12 July 1947

Born last

10 May 2011

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