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10 Nov 2019 20:20

The Nagano Tapes + Q&A with director Ondřej Hudeček and Olympic Gold Medalist Martin Procházka

The Nagano Tapes (73 minutes) features the stirring underdog story of the Czech Republic men’s ice hockey team shocking victory at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, where professional players participated in the Games for the first time. Among the many “Dream Teams”, the underdog squad from the Czech Republic led by Jaromír Jágr and Dominik Hašek stunned the world on its way to a historic gold. Their triumph in Nagano is recognised as a defining moment and a source of national pride at a time of the country’s resurgence.

Directed by the Sundance award-winning Ondřej Hudeček from the Czech Republic, The Nagano Tapes features never-before-seen IMAX footage and exclusive International Olympic Committee (IOC) archive material. Bringing the story to life are interviews with some of the world’s best ice hockey players who relive their experience in precise detail including the Czech Republic’s Dominik Hašek, JaromÍr Jágr and Petr Svoboda, Canada’s Theoren Fleury, Eric Lindros and Marc Crawford (Coach), the USA’s Brett Hull and the Russian Federation’s Alexei Yashin

The Nagano Tapes is the first film in the Olympic Channel’s signature documentary series, Five Rings Films, produced exclusively for the global media platform by Hollywood legend Frank Marshall and Mandalay Sports Media (MSM).  

Ondřej Hudeček,Olympic Channel — USA,CA 2018, 73'


Followed by Q&A with director Ondřej Hudeček and Olympic Gold Medalist Martin Procházka

Ondřej Hudeček
 (1987) is a Czech director and cameraman who studied at FAMU in Prague. He has made several short films. His student film O-Ring was nominated for the Magnesia Award for the Best Student Film in 2011. His latest short, Peacock, was screened at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival, where it received the Sundance Short Special Jury Award for Best Direction. It also received the Magnesia Award for the Best Student Film awarded by the Czech Film and Television Academy. In 2018 he finished his documentary movie, The Nagano Tapes which he will present at Made in Prague Film Festival.

Martin Procházka
(1972) is a Czech hockey coach, hockey expert and former hockey player. This left-wing forward was a regular member of the Czech national hockey team in the 1990s and 2000s. He is a four-time world champion (1996, 1999, 2000 and 2001), two-time bronze medallist and one of the heroes of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano. He was successful not only on the international field but also achieved great results in the Czech National League leading in personal statistics and even winning the cup in 1999. Currently, he works as a coach and a hockey expert for Czech Television.


Admission: £12/£11
Box Office: 020 7911 5050

307 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

Part of Czech Velvet 1989 – 2019 Festival
Festival of Arts, Film, Theatre & Music
1-29 November 2019

Part of  23rd Made in Prague Film Festival








Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW


10 Nov 2019 20:20


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