Lesní vrah / Forest Killer

What does it take to lose your humanity and become a serial killer? A fiction film based on the true story.

coproduced byBFILM, Avanpost Media, Czech television, Televízia JOJ, Soundsquare
directorRadim Špaček
DOPOleg Mutu
editorJaroslaw Kaminski
screenplayZdeněk Holý
supported byCzech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Prague Film Fund
The film is based on real events – in 2005 Viktor Kalivoda murdered 3 random strollers he chanced upon in the forests in Czechia. The case received much attention for its lack of motive. After his arrest, Kalivoda confessed, but did not reveal his motive. The film will closely observe one year in his life leading up to the murders and his arrest, leaving his motive unclear. The character will thus become a screen for the audience to project their own fears, anxieties and evil motivations. We strongly believe that without making an effort to achieve some degree of understanding, the phenomenon of lone shooters that has plagued the West in the past decades will not go away.