In the neon-lit streets of Prague, where the future hums with the promise of eternity, there’s a tale that unfolds like a cyberpunk symphony. “Restore Point,” the brainchild of director Robert Hloz, thrusts us into a world where life is a data point, and death is just a glitch in the system.
Picture this: It’s 2041, and people have the right to a full lifetime, thanks to a high-tech marvel called Restore Point. Your life, a series of ones and zeros, backed up every 48 hours. Enter Emma Trochinowska, a detective known as “Em,” chasing shadows in pursuit of the “River of Life,” a group shaking the city’s foundations by opposing this ‘unnatural’ resurrection technology.
But hold tight, because the plot takes a wicked twist. The genius behind the resurrection tech, David Kurlstat, and his wife meet a grisly end. The catch? Kurlstat himself lacked a backup point. Now, Em‘s thrust into a maze of rebellion and conspiracy, navigating a city on the brink.
Andrea Mohylová steals the show as Emma Trochinowska, and Matěj Hádek dives into the shoes of the brilliant, tragic David Kurlstat. Václav Neužil adds layers as Agent Mansfeld, painting a canvas that spans the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.
July 3, 2023, marks the grand premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a spectacle of mesmerizing visuals and a narrative that makes your synapses dance. From there, “Restore Point” weaves its way through international festivals, hitting Czech cinemas on September 21, 2023. XYZ Films has its eyes set on the world, gearing up for a global release on Netflix and home media on January 24, 2024.
Critics can’t help but call it the “Czech Blade Runner,” enchanted by its retro-futuristic cyberpunk charm. As the world braces for the unraveling of this cinematic tapestry, “Restore Point” stands tall, a testament to Hloz‘s cinematic magic and a cast that breathes life into a future where technology blurs the lines between the tangible and the digital. So, buckle up for a journey into the unknown, where the heartbeat of the city syncs with the pulsating rhythm of a story that transcends time and code.