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‘The Down’s Detective’ to be Shot in Czech Republic

The Down’s Detective, RoRobert Bogerud, All Lights Film Magazine, ALFM, All Lights Magazine


The Down’s Detective, directed by Bard Breien, a Norwegian-Czech-Danish-German co-production will be shot solely in Czech Republic. ‘The Down’s Detective’ is Bard Breien’s second feature film. His first feature film ‘The Art of Negative Thinking’ was a remarkable success in Karlovy Vary film festival.

Robert Bogerud (28) wants to be a private detective, but it isn’t easy when you have Down’s syndrome. Once he takes off his detective hat, all his potential customers disappear. Finally, he manages to secure an assignment: Ice-skating legend Olav Star has disappeared, and his mysterious wife hires Robert to solve the case. Robert has his own peculiar method, and so he picks up Olav’s life where he left off. Recognizing his family’s lack of love, Robert realizes that Olav has become a con artist with serious drinking problems, pushing penis pumps and titty cream to customers with low self-esteem. As the search for Olav and the truth becomes increasingly bizarre, it turns out that Robert is not nearly as stupid as he looks.

‘The Art of Negative Thinking’ received the 2007 Crystal Globe for best director – followed by the Czech Lion for Best Foreign Film. The film performed well in other countries, and sold 150,000 tickets in Germany alone. Cinemark will be distributing the film in the Czech Republic. The film has received financial support from the Norwegian Film Institute, the Nordic Film and Television Fund, the Danish Film Institute, the Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinema, and Eurimage. Principal photography starts in late August. The film is scheduled for theatrical release in the fall of 2013.