12 Czech Lions go to … MASARYK!
Our sincere congratulations to Julius Ševčík, Petr Kolečko and the entire team.
The project MASARYK ( English title: A PROMINENT PATIENT ) was developed within IX ScripTeast with the help of Tom Abrams as a Head of Studies and Sandy Lieberson and David Aukin as Creative Advisors.
After a world premiere of the film which took place at Berlinale 2017 at CineInternational on February 17th at 8pm the team gather together again March 4th for the Ceremony of Czech Lions Awards. From the record number of 14 nominations they left a ceremony with 12 Czech Lions!
The film is produced by: InFilm Praha a Rudolf Biermann in coproduction with Czech Television, Radio and Television Slovakia, ZDF/ARTE
Produced by: Rudolf Biermann, Julius Sevcik
Written by: Alex Koenigsmark, Petr Kolecko, Julius Sevcik
Directed by: Julius Sevcik
KAREL RODEN as Jan Masaryk (Bourne Supremacy, Hellboy, Orphan, Alois Nebel)
HANNS ZISCHLER as Stein (Munich, Clouds of Sils Maria)
ARLY JOVER as Marcia Davenport (The Lookout, Blade)
DERMOT CROWLEY as Halifax (Luther, The Highest Offer)
MILTON WELSCH as Bonnet (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
GINA BRAMHILL as Annie (Sherlock)
EVA HERZIGOVA as Maddy (Modigliani)
Story of a madman who tried to prevent World War II.
Winter 1939. Flamboyant Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk has fled to America to escape his recent past. Germany has invaded Czechoslovakia and Masaryk is now a man without a nation. In America, he tries to forget the personal and political betrayals he and his country have suffered – but these events shadow his every step. Having served as the Czechoslovak ambassador in London, Masaryk had failed to win the support of the British and could not avert the ruination of his country. With the help of Dr. Stein, a German immigrant and psychiatrist, and the beautiful writer Marcia Davenport, Masaryk tries to overcome his demons and relives the dramatic events leading up to the outbreak of the Second World War.