The Killing of a Journalist

The Killing of a Journalist

Last Minute Cinema

Matt Sarnecki

A young investigative journalist and his fiancée are brutally murdered in their home in Slovakia. Their deaths inspire the biggest protests in Slovakia since the fall of communism. The story takes an unexpected turn when a source leaks the secret murder case file to the murdered journalist’s colleagues. It includes the computers and encrypted communications of the assassination’s alleged mastermind, a businessman closely connected to the country’s ruling party. Trawling these encrypted messages, journalists discover that their country has been captured by corrupt oligarchs, judges and law enforcement officials. A reckoning awaits.

Executive Producers: Drew Sullivan, Paul Radu

Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen

DOP: Anna Smoroňová

Co-producers: Jitka Kotrlová, Zuzana Kučerová, Thor Hampus Bank

Editor: Janus Billeskov Jansen

Sound Design: Marek Poledna

Production Company: Final Cut for Real, OCCRP