Czech Republic | 2016 | 113 minutes | Julius Ševčík

July 7, 2018

The annual Czech film festival titled Czech That Film has been established in 2012. Currently, it is the largest Czech cultural event in the United States. It is a film festival of best recent Czech films held throughout the United States every year.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

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.

  • Director: Julius Ševčík
  • Principal Cast: Karel Roden, Hanns Zischler, Oldřich Kaiser, Arly Jover, Jiří Vyorálek, Emília Vášáryová, Eva Herzigová
  • Country: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 113 minutes
  • Screenplay: Petr Kolečko, Alex Koenigsmark, Julius Ševčík
  • Cinematographers: Martin Štrba
  • Language: Czech, Slovak, English