Daddy (2004)
"Tatínek" (original title)

Video  |   |  Documentary  |  30 September 2004 (Czech Republic)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 135 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kolya (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák
Stars: Zdenek Sverák, Andrey Khalimon, Libuse Safránková
Empties (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A comic love story about a man who refuses to accept that old age is empty of love, meaning and value to society.

Director: Jan Sverák
Stars: Zdenek Sverák, Daniela Kolárová, Pavel Landovský
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Three brothers (Vojtech Dyk, Tomás Klus and Zdenek Piskula) leave their home to see the world. During their journey, young men as by miracle enter into famous fairy tales (Little Riding ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák
Stars: Katerina Kosová, Tomás Klus, Sabina Rojková
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Diamonds in the night is the tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. Ultimately, they are hunted down by a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Nemec
Stars: Ladislav Jánsky, Antonín Kumbera, Ilse Bischofova
War | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Director: Jan Sverák
Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Slovakia during WW2. Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him to take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material. She is old and confused and thinks that ... See full summary »

Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos
Stars: Ida Kaminska, Jozef Kroner, Hana Slivková
Oil Gobblers (1988)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Jan Sverák
Stars: Lubomir Benes, Ivo Kaspar, Emil Nedbal
Accumulator 1 (1994)
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In this movie, TV sets are full of life. If a person is in TV (e.g. because it was filmed on the street) it has a double that's right in the TV set. This double needs energy from the true ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák
Stars: Petr Forman, Edita Brychta, Zdenek Sverák
The Way Out (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Way Out tells a story of a young Romani couple, Zaneta and David, the parents of little Janicka. Their efforts to live a decent and dignified life run up against the "Romani social trap... See full summary »

Director: Petr Václav
Stars: Klaudia Dudová, David Istok, Milan Cifra
Fair Play (2014)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The 1980s in Czechoslovakia. The young talented sprinter Anna (Judit Bárdos) is selected for the national team and starts training to qualify for the Olympic Games. As a part of the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Sedlácková
Stars: Vlastina Svátková, Anna Geislerová, Eva Josefíková
Clownwise (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

At the beginning of their careers Oskar, Max and Viktor created a superstar clown trio called The Busters. Their clownery personified little islands of freedom in the midst of a motionless ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Taus
Stars: Kati Outinen, Julie Ferrier, Krystof Hádek
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Martin Fric
Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Vladimír Ráz, Bela Jurdová


Credited cast:
Zdenek Sverák ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ladislav Smoljak ...
Jaroslav Uhlír ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

30 September 2004 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

Daddy  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pleasant, though a lot lost in translation
3 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I am American who has been living in the Czech Republic for the last three years, so even though I have learned some Czech and am becoming more familiar with the culture and place, I still felt like I was an "outsider" looking in on something (but something nice!)

This film is a documentary-style look at the life of the beloved Czech actor, Jan Sverak, whom I came to know through the delightful film, Kolya. The best word I can think of for this documentary is "pleasant." It was slow at points and could have been boring (and might have been to someone with absolutely no prior knowledge of Sverak or the Czech context), but I found it enjoyable to watch because I simply like this actor as a human being. It was interesting to see his development and especially the connections between his life and Czech history. There were several points in the film where I really wasn't sure what he was talking about, but I think that some things were lost in translation--both literally and on a cultural/historical level because I have pretty limited knowledge still.

Overall, I would recommend this for people who really like Kolya or Tmavomodry Svet (Deep Blue World) and want to know more about Sverak.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Daddy (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page