Opening with the account of a spontaneous human combustion then moving to a center for recovering alcoholics, followed by the story of a man who gives up speaking, the director’s deadpan humour is evident. As is his experience of the music world, as the film focuses on the enigmatic relationship between underground singer Jaromir Nohavica and the folk-inspired group Cechomor, mixing concert and backstage footage. Winner of the 2002 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
Year of the Devil
Directed by Petr Zelenka