Since its release in the Czech Republic we have been inundated with requests for an English version of KOOKY, so here it is! Our very own “home-made” English dubbed version.
It’s the very first time one of my films has been dubbed into English. My preference as a film-maker has always been for subtitles, but KOOKY is too packed with visuals for these to work.
I supervised the dub myself working with some of the actors from the Czech version of the film. But this time they speak in English – or do their best to.
I decided to use Czech actors, with their heavy Central European accents, to retain the film’s authenticity and its connection with the fantasy world we created in the Bohemian forests.
This “original home-made English version” will be available for worldwide acquisition
at the forthcoming Berlin Film Festival Market.

Can you guess the identity of the Academy award-winning English actor who narrates the trailer?

Enjoy. And let me know what you think.

Jan Sverak