A Prominent Patient (Masaryk)

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Members:$7.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$7.00
Film Info
Original Title:Masaryk
Program:Czech That Film
Tags:Biography
Drama
Historical Drama
Release Year:2016
Runtime:113 min
Country/Region:Czech Republic
Slovakia
Germany
Language:English
Czech
Slovak
French
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srX2VNiy2iY
Cast/Crew
Director:Julius Ševcík
Producer:Rudolf Biermann
Julius Sevcík
Cinematographer:Martin Štrba
Screenwriter:Petr Kolecko
Alex Koenigsmark
Julius Ševcík
Editor:Marek Opatrný
Composer:Michal Lorenc
Principal Cast:Karel Roden
Hanns Zischler
Oldrich Kaiser
Arly Jover
Jirí Vyorálek
Emília Vášáryová
Eva Herzigová

Description

A Prominent Patient 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.


CZECH THAT FILM

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