5 RULES

5 PRAVIDEL

By Vavřinec MENŠL

JAKUBISKO FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013

„DON’ T FORGET THAT WHEN THE GAME ENDS, YOUR CHARACTER WILL LIVE ON.“
Obey and you will be happy. You must, however, adapt to the System – to its laws, rules and customs - whether you like it or not. You will cease to be a free person. Your freedom will be exchanged for ubordination and the reward.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • CZECH
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Vavřinec MENŠL
    • Synopsis
    • This documentary film is about a high-risk, experimental game that shows how quickly one can succumb to a totalitarian system. Fifty people of various ages and professions gathered together in an abandoned recreational center in the middle of a forest. Their form of entertainment was to act out roles in a totalitarian society. Everyone
      was forced to learn by heart the rules of a proper citizen and sing an anthem. All aspects of the game were painstakingly (and diabolically) thought out to the last detail.
      “Remember that when this game ends, your characters will live on” were the admonishing words participants could hear from the chief organizer.
      This film, however, is not only about the game. We see the main characters in their private, civil lives as
      we ask ourselves: How much do they really differ from the roles they‘ve accepted? What are their real
      opinions, what do they believe in and what reality do they actually dwell in?
      “We were successful in creating a sort of reversed version of the Matrix”, say the film’s authors, who offer us a portrayal of a game as reality and reality as a game.
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