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Domestique (Domestik)

Directed by Adam Sedlák

  • Czech Republic, Slovak Republic 2018; 116 min
  • Original version: Czech
  • Genre: Drama
    • Citizen Kane Award for Best New Director, Noves Visions Special Mention - Sitges FF


Top cyclist Roman has had enough of serving as a domestique, a bicycle racer who sacrifices for the team. And since strenuous training and a strict regimen don’t lead to the type of performance he longs for, he sets up an oxygen tent at home. His obsession with having a sports career, however, renders him oblivious to his wife Šarlota’s desire to have a baby. A claustrophobic drama on the utter breakdown of a marriage almost suffocated by a machine that oxygenates the blood.




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