• Caught in the Net

Caught in the Net

by Vít Klusák Border Lines

A large estimated number of children are confronted with sexual harassment on the Internet. In order to document the immense extent of online abuse, a Czech film team dares to conduct a controversial experiment: they engage three adult actresses pretending to be 12-year-old girls on social media platforms and wait. The result is shocking: in just ten days, almost 2500 men check in. The filmmakers expose their perfidious procedures in digital space – and accompany the actresses to physical meetings. In their taboo-breaking documentary CAUGHT IN THE NET, directors Vít Klusák and Barbora Chalupová use radical methods to demonstrate the threats to which children are exposed on the Internet.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, 2020
  • Runtime: 100 Min
  • Languages: Czech
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Creators: Vít Klusák
  • Directors: Vít Klusák, Barbora Chalupová
  • Cast: Tereza Těžká, Anežka Pithartová, Sabina Dlouhá
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  • Screenplay: Barbara Chalupová, Vít Klusák
  • Cinematography: Adam Kruliš
  • Editor: Vít Klusák
  • Sound: Adam Bláha
  • Music: Pjoni
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  • Producers: Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda
  • Co-Producer: Peter Kerekes
  • Executive Producer: Pavla Klimešová
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  • Production Companies: Hypermarket Films, CT Teschechisches Fernsehen, Peter Kerekes Film, Hélium Films
  • World Sales: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
  • Swiss Distribution: Elite Film AG
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