A Prominent Patient
|Title:||A Prominent Patient|
|Format:||two hours, HD|
Karel Roden (THE BOURNE SUPREMACY)
Hanns Zischler (MUNICH)
Arly Jover (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO)
Oldrich Kaiser (THE RED CAPTAIN)
Paul Nicolas (TOMMY)
Milton Welsh (THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL)
Eva Herzigová (MODIGLIANI)
Emília Vášáryová (UP AND DOWN)
|Directed by:||Julius Sevcik|
|Produced by:||IN Film Praha and Rudolf Biermann Slovakia in co-production with Czech Televison, Radio and Television Slovakia and ZDF/ARTE|
A Prominent PatientA true story devoted to the life and fortunes of Jan Masaryk, a diplomat and later Czechoslovak foreign minister, takes us back to the run-up to Word 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.