Charlatan

Direction
Year 
2020
Country
  • Czech Republic
  • Ireland
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
Runtime
118min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Jan Mikolášek is the epitome of aplomb and solidarity. He is talented, sensitive, assertive and enigmatic. In his youth and when he is older, regardless of whether he is in private or public, he is a man of action, reason and intuition. A faith healer. Just one glance at the urine bottle is enough for him to know what ails his patient. With fame comes fortune, and this at a time when Czechoslovakia is a pawn in a game being played by the major power blocs. Protected and used by both the National Socialist and Communist regimes, he steps in wherever the system fails. But during the post-Stalinist years, the political climate becomes unpredictable and his special status is endangered. Along with his assistant František, with whom, as the secret police are well aware, he has much more in common than herbal medicine, the charlatan finds his morals being put to the test

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Details

  • Original Title
    Šarlatán
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marek Epstein
  • Cast
    Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj, Jaroslava Pokorná, Martin Myšička, Miroslav Hanuš, Jiří Černý, Tomáš Jeřábek, Jan Budař, Melika Yildiz, Martin Sitta, Jan Vlasák, Daniela Voráčková, František Trojan, Jana Oľhová, Kamil Švejda, Václav Kopta, Ivan Soch
  • Cinematography
    Martin Štrba
  • Editing
    Pavel Hrdlička ml.
  • Music
    Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
  • Sound
    Radim Hladík ml.
  • Runtime
    118 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
    • Ireland
    • Poland
    • Slovakia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution

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