Mira Fornay - Cook F**K Kill / Žáby bez jazyka


(czech-slovak title: Žáby bez jazyka)
director/writer: Mira Fornay

drama, 116 min, color, dolby digital, 35mm
languages: Czech with English subtitles

World premiere

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: Rebels With A Cause

Movie trailer

Watch Cook Fuck Kill trailer on Vimeo


Jaroslav is a handsome and seemingly good-natured son, father and decent husband. But in fact, he is pathologically jealous of his wife Blanka and very much afraid that she will leave him one day with their three children. Jaroslav and his family do not hesitate to employ violence, deceit and terror against others, which ultimately leads to a family tragedy.

Vznik filmu finančne podporil Audiovizuálny fond
This film was produced thanks to the finantial support of Audioviual Fund


It is the tale of a day in the life of Jaroslav K. (43) – a family drama, depicting a conniving and violent tormentor, sexual and domestic abuse with an unexpected end. This film was inspired by almost two years of research in both male and female prisons. Using experience gained, I approached my third film in a more daring way, going deep into my soul using what I call the “analogue method” a language of metaphors and my imagination based on solid research in the real world. I have rewritten my research into the language of an imaginary parallel world, thus creating a tiny layer on top of reality that helps the audience see through unconscious connections, instead of through the logic of social norms. Although many are reluctant to accept that such abuse exists on their home ground, certainly in Central Europe, it is sadly a phenomenon without borders. I believe that my absurdist drama rendered in non-traditional form of game will present a novel perspective on intimacy, sexuality, and violence, and in particular on domestic violence in modern society.



Jaroslav Plesl is one of the leading actors in Czech Republic. He is stable actor- member of Dejvické Divadlo since 2001. He has on his account 26 feature films and he participated at over 30 Tv films and series. Awards: 2007 award of Alfred Radok for Christy Mahon, John Millington Synge: The Playboy of the Western World, Činoherní klub Praha,/ The Czech National Lion award for the best supportive character in 2014.

PETRA FORNAYOVÁ as Jaroslav K., woman

Petra Fornayová is a choreographer, dancer, actress working in the field of contemporary dance and theatre. Performance Dance with Changing Parts in cooperation with renowned Slovak Cluster Ensemble, she was nominated for the TatraBanka Art Award 2018. Performances are regularly presented home and abroad at European festivals. She was nominated to the Slovak National Film Award - Sun in a Net - for her role in Juraj Lehotsky feature film Nina. www.petra-fornayova.sk


Regina Rázlová is the most controversial actress of post-communistic time. She belongs to last diva’s and sex symbols of Czechoslovak cinema. Since 1980 she became a member of National Theatre in Prague and she has on her account hundreds of roles and characters in cinema, TV series and theatre.


MIRA FORNAY Writer/ Director

Mira Fornay premiered her debut Foxes (2009) at Venice Film Festival (International Film Critics’ Week). Her second film, My Dog Killer (2013), won the Tiger Award in the main competition at the Rotterdam IFF, receiving a nomination for the European Film Awards, and was chosen as the Slovak national entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. Her latest film Cook F** Kill is now premiering at Black Nights Film Festival 2019 in the Rebels with a cause competition. She is also coproducers of her last two films and owner of film company MIRAFOX.

TOMÁŠ SYSEL Director of Photography

Tomáš Sysel works with Mira on all her features and they made together many short films too since their studies at FAMU and NFTS. He belongs to one of the most talented and established cinematographers of Czech Republic. He has on his account more than 20 feature lengths films and documentaries. Awards: best cinematographer of Association of Czech Cinematographers 2014, 2016.


Dominik Dolejší has worked as sound designer on festival successful documentary films Central Bus Station, Nothing like Before, When the War Comes, but also on feature and short movies of Czech and international production such as The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street, , Touch Me Not (Golden Bear in Berlin 2018), FREM, Cook, F**K, Kill. He is also experienced at teaching sound design at University level since he has taught at his alma mater FAMU, Prague.


CINEART is one of the leading production companies in the Czech market concentrating on the production of feature films theatrically distributed, Tv spots, documentary. Its aim is to develop and produce 5 feature films within next 3 years.

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Viktor Schwarcz, Mira Fornay


Mira Fornay


Director of Photography: Tomáš Sysel
Editor: Mira Fornay
Editing Supervisor: Urszula Lesiak
Production Designer: Jana Boháčková
Sound: Dominik Dolejší
Make Up Artist: Jana Bílková


Jaroslav Plesl(CZ), Petra Fornayová(SK), Regina Rázlová(CZ), Jan Alexander(UK), Jazmína Cigánková(SK), Irena Bendová(SK), Roman Lipka(SK), Mária Surková(SK), Mária Fornayová(SK), Emil Fornay(SK), Lucia Steinerová(SK), Cyprián Sulej(SK), Tereza Krasnanská(SK), Michaela Hollá(SK)

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