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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.


Petr Zelenka


Petr Zelenka
11 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaromír Nohavica ... Self
Karel Plíhal Karel Plíhal ... Self
Jan Prent Jan Prent ... Self
Karel Holas Karel Holas ... Self
Frantisek Cerný Frantisek Cerný ... Self
Radek Poboril Radek Poboril ... Self
Michal Pavlík Michal Pavlík ... Self
Radovan Klucka Radovan Klucka ... Self (as Radek Klucka)
Jaz Coleman Jaz Coleman ... Self
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


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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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 »


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

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No all time best, but why not to have a nice homage to Nohavica and Plihal?
28 March 2002 | by dtomekSee all my reviews

Just seen this movie. The most striking thing about it was that it is almost a copy of the previous Zelenka's film on musicians - Happy End (Mnaga a Zdorp): large part is spoken in English by a foreigner who serves as an independent observer of the described Czech artist. I am not a fan of Nohavica or Plihal, but this was a pleasant movie. Nohavica is a folk star for masses of people without much presence in the media. Therefore, we will be grateful to Zelenka in the future to have this as a memory on the excellent artist.

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Release Date:

7 March 2002 (Czech Republic) See more »

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1.66 : 1
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