Our Lovely Pig Slaughter


Writer and director

Adam Martinec


Karel Martinec
Pavlína Balner
Miloslav Čížek
A pig slaughter happens every year at the old folks’ place in Osoblaha. It’s the only day of the year when the whole family gathers to rejoice, complain, eat, drink, and just live. But this year is different because Grandpa is unsure how to tell his son-in-law Karel that this will be the last slaughter. Karel’s daughter Romana misses her mother and her sister Lucie’s marriage is falling apart. Lucie’s son Dušan is lost in the clashes of the female and male worlds, Uncle Šupina is already drunk, the butcher Tonda is hiding the fact that his bullets are damp and the neighbor is plotting revenge on everyone for his miserable life. Throughout such a day, the resilience of mutual bonds is tested, revealing the strength and fragility of relationships formed by traditions, love, and grievances.


Aleš Bilík
Albert Čuba
Karin Bilíková
Kristina Kaniová
Antonín Budínský
Kristina Kaniová
Jan Koloničný
Zdeněk Pecháček


Matěj Paclík


David Hofmann


Matěj Sláma


Miki Kocáb
Peter Hilčanský


Jonatán Pastirčák

Production Design

Aneta Grňáková


Zuzana Formánková


Lucie Holubová


Czech Television

Supported by

Czech Film Fund
Slovak Audiovizual Fund
Moravian-Silesian Region
Breathless Films

Breathless Films is an independent production company established in 2018 and situated in Prague founded by producer Matěj Paclík prioritising collaborations with emerging directors. We focus on production and co-production of both fiction and documentary films. Our latest project is a first feature film Our Lovely Pig Slaughter by Adam Martinec scheduled to premiere at 58th Karlovy Vary IFF.

Previous projects include the acclaimed short film Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon which premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF and won the Czech Lion for the Best Short Film and Czech Films Critics& Award for the Best Short Film, or a documentary feature debut Bedwetter that premiered at IDFF and won the Best Camera Award in the Czech Joy competition.

We are currently working on three first feature films by upcoming directors from the Czech Republic that all received Development Support from the Czech Film Fund and we are on the active lookout for potential co-production projects.

Matěj Paclík

Matěj Paclík is an upcoming film producer from Czechia and founder of Breathless Films. He has a diverse portfolio, producing both documentary and fiction films. His first fiction film Our Lovely Pig Slaughter by Adam Martinec is scheduled to premiere at 58th Karlovy Vary IFF.

His most notable works include the short film Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon that premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and received an award for Best Short Film at the Czech Film Critics& Awards and the Czech Lion for Best Short Film and the short Sugar and Salt that premiered at San Sebastian IFF. His documentary first feature film Bedwetter by Honza Hušek was awarded the Best Camera Award at Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in 2023.

Currently he is developing three fiction features by debuting directors. These projects reflect his ongoing commitment to producing a range of compelling cinematic works.

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