Citizen Havel

Probably no politician in the world has ever let a filmmakers get as close to his body as Václav Havel.

Občan Havel
Czechia 2007
  • Czech
119 min.
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Would you like to watch Václav Havel practising his acceptance speech as president, judge how well he recites Šrámek’s The Silver Wind or see how Václav Klaus manages to talk his way into a jazz club to hear Bill Clinton on the saxophone? Havel’s political and private dramas behind the scenes were captured on camera from 1992 by director Pavel Koutecký, after whose tragic death the project was taken up by his colleague Miroslav Janek.

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Director: Miroslav Janek, Pavel Koutecký
Based on: Pavel Koutecký
Screenplay: Pavel Koutecký, Miroslav Janek
Cinematography: Stano Slušný
Sound: Viktor Ekrt
Editing: Tonička Janková
Producer: Jarmila Poláková
Co-production: Pavel Strnad, Michael Wolkowitz, Jan Krása, David Dušek
Cast: Václav Havel, Bill Clinton, Jan Tříska, Václav Klaus, Dagmar Havlová, George W. Bush, Miloš Zeman, Ladislav Smoljak, Mick Jagger, Táňa Fischerová, Keith Richards, Milan Mejla Hlavsa, Eva Holubová, Barbora Hrzánová
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