Masaryk

Masaryk

2016

Masaryk is based on the true story of Czech diplomat and politician Jan Masaryk, the son of Czechoslovakia’s founding father Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Set just before World War II breaks out, Jan serves as Czechoslovak Ambassador in London. He desperately tries to save his homeland from Nazi occupation, appealing to his French and British allies. Their betrayal is an ultimate slap in the face. Left without a nation, Jan flees to America, wanting to forget the world in a psychiatric ward. However, a German psychiatrist and a beautiful journalist encourage him to continue the fight to help his nation. The film was nominated for over 20 awards. It took home 12 of the prestigious Czech Lion Awards in such categories as Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, to name a few.

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Director: Julius Ševčík

Cast: Karel Roden, Hanns Zischler, Oldřich Kaiser, Arly Jover, Jiří Vyorálek, Emília Vášáryová, Eva Herzigová

Director of photography: Martin Štrba

Screenplay: Petr Kolečko, Alex Koenigsmark, Julius Ševčík

Length: 113 minutes