Caught in the Net

Local title
Võrku püütud
Original title
V síti
Director
Barbora Chalupová, Vít Klusák
Country
Slovakia, Czechia
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
DOC@PÖFF

Bolstered by thoughtful research and meticulously staged backdrops, actresses Tereza Těžká, Anežka Pithartová, and Sabina Dlouhá bring exceptional bravery and verisimilitude to their performances. Joined on the soundstage by psychological and legal experts, the film crew unpacks the manipulative tactics that these child predators employ online, and illustrates how quickly such interactions often escalate to threats and blackmail.

This ten-day experiment culminates in a succession of in-person, hidden camera meetings, and one pulse-quickening confrontation with a predator whom a member of the crew had recognized. These jaw-dropping recordings open up a timely and vital space for discussions of child and teen safety in the digital age.

Director
Barbora Chalupová, Vít Klusák
Screenwriter
Barbora Chalupová, Vít Klusák
Cast
Tereza Těžká, Anežka Pithartová, Sabina Dlouhá
Producer
Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda
DoP
Adam Kruliš
Editor
Vít Klusák
Runtime
Language
Czech

Screenings

Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening040602 / Võrku püütud
SubtitlesEnglish
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Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening045002 / Võrku püütud
SubtitlesEnglish
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Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening110401 / Võrku püütud
SubtitlesEnglish
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Hall Electric Cinema Tartu
Screening132201 / Võrku püütud
SubtitlesEnglish
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