A humorous and humble reflection on the Czech symbol of humanity and
decency in politics. Man who was such a great president despite of the
fact(or just because of it) that he had never wanted to be political
active. Typically, he would have been a great screen-writer who would
have written his philosophical plays. But under the non-normal
conditions of totalitarian " normalization" (time after Russian
occupation 1969-1989) his philosophy of humanity must have become
political and he must have become a politician, no matter how he tried
to distant from this standpoint by calling it "unpolitical politics".
The documentary reflects more than 10 years of the backstage of his
presidency,where he is showed more as an ordinary man then as a
president.He wasn't afraid to show uncertainty, pain, helplessness and
he made no secret of the fact that his presidency had been really
tiring for him. On the other hand, the documentary isn't just about the
human background of one president, it reflects Central European
political situation in 90's. And last but not least, the document is
based on humor and optimistic unworldliness. I love scenes where Ex US
president Bill Clinton played the saxophone (he got as a present from
Havel) in a Jazz club as well as the scene where Havel tried to rescue
the legendary Café Slavia etc.I could go on, but let's see yourselves.
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