BIFF 2020
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Caught in the Net

Caught in the Net
Tsjekkia/ 2020/ 1 t. 40 min.
Barbora Chalupová, Vít Klusák
Barbora Chalupová, Vít Klusák
Adam Krulis
Everything you always wanted to know about grooming* (*but were afraid to ask)

When two Czech filmmakers hire three actresses with youthful appearances to pose as twelve-year-old girls online, the stage is set for a journey into the darkest and most disturbing corners of the web. The plan is to draw the attention of paedophiles and document their strategies for grooming their victims and before long, the women are bombarded with messages from adult men requesting nude pictures and meetings. The gripping and stylized CAUGHT IN THE NET captures it all – right up to the shocking confrontations with the predators in real life.

Barbora Chalupová, Vít Klusák

Vít Klusák (Czech Republic) & Barbora Chalupová (Czech Republic) Klusák’s selected filmography: THE WHITE WORLD ACCORDING TO DALIBOREK (2017), CZECH JOURNAL (2015), GOOD DRIVER SMETANA (2013). Chalupová’s selected filmography: CZECH JOURNAL: REAL(E)STATE (2019), THEORY OF EQUALITY (2017), DO ZBRANĚ! (2016), ĎAKUJEM TI, MELÓNIK (2014)