The political lobbyist Tonda Blaník from Prague has enough and decides to stop pulling strings in the background and instead shape the country’s destiny as the president. So, he gel his hair, uses his full name Antonin Blaník and starts an unconventional election campaign. Political satire filled with hearty humour.
Blaník, who likes to celebrate himself as the return of the legendary Czechoslovakian founder Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, uses any means on the way to the top of the state. He steals ideas from his competitor Miloš Zeman's election campaign and mobilizes his own mother to kick off a smear campaign against the candidate Jiří Drahoš. Only the resurrected President Havel (Marek Daniel in a double role) succeeds during a late-night meeting to appeal to cynic Blaník’s conscience. The film, based on the Czech Internet cult series KANCELÁŘ BLANÍK, captivates with a quick succession of skits and a true firework of (delusional-) funny ideas and jokes. It was filmed during the presidential elections in 2018, with supporting roles filled by Czech VIPs and real presidential candidates. The theatrical release was just a few days after the real elections, and to have a satirical comment on the outcome of it on the screen, the film crew created several versions of the end. CF
DCP | Farbe / Colour
Tomáš Hodan, Robert Geisler, Jan Bartes, Benjamin Tuček, Marek Najbrt
Jan Baset Střítežský, Martin Štěpánek, Havel Parkán
Marek Daniel, Michal Dalecký, Halka Třešňáková
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Marek Najbrt - born in 1969 in Prague, ČSSR (today Czech Republic). He studied documentary film at the FAMU in Prague. After graduating, he worked for several years as a screenwriter and director of various audio-visual projects before turning to feature and television film. In particular, he is known for his TV series, such as KANCELÁŘ BLANÍK, with which he was a guest at last year’s FFC.
POLSKI FILM (2012)
JÁ, MATTONI (2016, TV series)