The Other One

documentary film (expected 2024, 80 min, CZ/SK)
original title: Tá druhá


Eighteen-year-old Johana is entering a critical year of her teenage life. She wants to leave her small Czech hometown, but there’s more than high school graduation that stands between her and her aspirations. Johana’s life is largely defined by her younger sister’s atypical autism and mental disability, which shape the everyday life of the whole family. Her decision to leave the town slowly crumbles under the feeling of guilt and responsibility. Can her sister understand, given that Johana is her only friend? Can Mum and Dad manage without her help? Johana must figure out how to leave so she can return with love. A coming-of-age documentary about responsibility, sisterhood and loving not only others, but also yourself.


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Writer, Director: Marie-Magdalena Kochová
DOP: Ludvík Otevřel, Kristýna Kůlová
Editing: Simona Donovalová
Sound: Alexandra Strapková

Producers: Vít Poláček, Aleš Hudský – m3 Films (CZ)
Co-producers: Matej Sotník – guča films (SK), Česká televize (CZ), FAMU (CZ), UPP (CZ)

Distribution: Film Expanded (SK), DAFilms (VOD, internationally)

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