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Oil Gobblers
Directed byJan Svěrák
Written byJan Sverák
Produced byAlena Detáková
StarringLubomir Benes
CinematographyLadislav Stepan
Edited byJan Sládek
Music byVendula Kaspárková
Release date
  • June 1988 (1988-06) (Cracow Film Festival)
Running time
20 minutes

Oil Gobblers (Czech: Ropáci) is a 1988 Czech mockumentary directed by Jan Svěrák.[1] It is about a zoologist and a biochemist who venture into an oilfield with a cameraman and filmmaker to observe and study the elusive oil gobblers.


  1. ^ "Ropáci (1988)". České filmové nebe (in Czech). Retrieved 2010-10-22.