Scene from the film The Last Years

The Last Years

  • Czech Republic
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This biographical film examines the multitalented personality of Karel Čapek and the context behind the creation of his works such as Krakatit, The White Disease, R-U-R, War with the Newts, or the “pocket stories.” We learn about his initiation into artistic circles, foreign trips, and strong relationship with his brother Josef. In response to the contemporary world situation, the film celebrates the development of the heroes in Capek’s books.

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  • Original Title
    Poslední léta
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Zdeněk Kopáč
  • Cinematography
    Jaroslav Šulc
  • Editing
    Vlasta Styblíková
  • Music
    Ilja Hurník
  • Runtime
    19 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
      • Národní filmový archiv
      • Závišova 502/5
      • 14000 Praha 4
      • Czech Republic
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