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by Slávek Horák


Drama following Václav Havel's transformation from careless bohemian playwright in late 1960's into human rights activist and prisoner of conscience in 1970's, climaxing with Havel becoming the leader of Czech Velvet Revolution and president of Czechoslovakia in late 1980's. His unorthodox relationship with his wife Olga, who serves as his moral mirror and conscience, propells and echoes Havel's inner growth from young dandy into mature, responsible man as he is put under growing pressure by the totalitarian regime. At first broken by the regime, he raises to admit to his weakness and sets on dangerous journey to redeem his honour and self-respect, leading to life-threatening imprisonment.

original title: Havel
country: Czech Republic
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Slávek Horák
screenplay: Slávek Horák, Rudolf Suchánek
cinematography by: Jan Šťastný
film editing: Vladimír Barák
art director: Hruska Vladimír
producer: Slávek Horák
co-producer: Jan Barta, Martin Burda, Gerald Butters, Katerina Kratina Cernovska, Vaclav Dejcmar, Milan Kratina, Prokop Svoboda, Terezie Taubelova, Ondrej Tomek
line producer: Tomáš Rotnágl
production: TVORBA Films, Czech Television - Česká televize
backing: Czech Film Fund (CZ), MEDIA
distributor: Bontonfilm

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