Kill, Kokesh, Kill!

Kill, Kokeš, Kill!

Kokesh, a dwarf, offers to kill people for you. What would you do?

Kotlach, a modest barber, finds his quiet, orderly life spinning out of his control. Fortunately, he meets mysterious Kokesh, a dwarf, who offers to solve his problems by becoming his personal assassin, ever ready to respond to his command. Kokesh can kill anyone with no risk at all. What would YOU do?

Director’s statement
The film is based upon a story by Czech writer Karel Michal. It perfectly fits a fantastic world that I want to portray. The world has never existed, the times have never happened - but they could. We all carry a bad person somewhere inside us. It might jump out from time to time and it really depends on each of us if we let it out or not. In this film we call evil Kokesh - he is a dwarf ready to kill for us. And at no risk at all! Will Kotlach, our main character, use his services? And how long would it take to accept the offer? The film is also a tribute to Karel Zeman's hybrid films. I intend to mix live action with various animation techniques to create a special world. I don't even want to hide this combination, but to use it as a stylistic form.

Director and Producer
Jan Míka

Country of production

Czech Republic

Target audience


Animation technique

hybrid (live action - animation), digital cutout, stop motion

Production company

Filmofon s.r.o.

CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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