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Year of the Devil (2002)

Rok dábla (original title)
Documentary maker Jan Holman follows the ultrafamous singer/songwriter Jaromír Novahica during his tour with the band Cechomor. The combination is very succesful, but it draws a heavy toll on the band members and Jan Holman.

Director:

Petr Zelenka

Writer:

Petr Zelenka
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaromír Nohavica ... Himself
Karel Plíhal Karel Plíhal ... Himself
Jan Prent Jan Prent ... Himself
Karel Holas Karel Holas ... Himself
Frantisek Cerný Frantisek Cerný ... Himself
Radek Poboril Radek Poboril ... Himself
Michal Pavlík Michal Pavlík ... Himself
Radovan Klucka Radovan Klucka ... Himself (as Radek Klucka)
Jaz Coleman Jaz Coleman ... Himself
Jitka Obzinová Jitka Obzinová ... TV moderator
Eliska Klimesová Eliska Klimesová ... Asylum director
Danuse Klichová ... Journalist #1
Sasa Mika Sasa Mika ... Transvestite #1
Václav Glazar Václav Glazar ... Transvestite #2
David Fotter David Fotter ... Doctor
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Storyline

Jan Holman, a Dutch documentary maker, runs in a Czech alcohol clinic into Jaromír Nohavica, an ultrafamous singer/songwriter. Holman gets interested in Jaromír and follows him during his comeback. To help his former guitarist Karel Plíhal, who is unable to speak anymore, Nohavica decides to cooperate with the band Cechomor. The success is overwhelming, the combination attracts full houses. But soon the success draws a heavy toll on the band members and Jan Holman. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Music

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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech | English | Dutch

Release Date:

7 March 2002 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

A sátán éve See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$538,146
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Director Petr Zelenka came up with the idea for the film whilst traveling by bus from Bangkok back to his home in the Czech Republic. See more »

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Referenced in Máme rádi Cesko: Episode dated 27 May 2017 (2017) See more »

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Haunting
9 March 2004 | by jerzymSee all my reviews

I've bought the DVD during the trip to Ostrava in Czech Republik, only 70 km from my home in Poland. For years I'm a big fan of Jaromir Nohavica. One time I've even have seen him on Hlavni Trida in his hometown Ceski Tesin, walking from the checkpoint on the Olza River which divides this town between two countries. This movies shows Nohavica's life philosophy and his struggle with alcohol addictions but also gives a chance to hear some of his ballads. Other great moments are about CZech folk group Cechomor (Ceskomoravska Nezavisla Hudebni Spolecnost), now a great stars in the republic and dealing with growing popularity. Worth seeing for all cost. Last month the movie was in polish cinemas, greatly applaused by the critics but, I'm afraid ignored by the audience who is hungry only for next Matrix, Harry Potter or Lord of Rings. Sad.

PS : DVD is with polish subtitles (woow!!). Important for the people who are not familiar with Czech language


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