Year of the Devil

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Another eccentric comedy from the director of Buttoners. A Czech Spinal Tap, if you will, this mockumentary follows radical folk superstar Jaromir Nohavica (playing himself?) from his battle with alcoholism to an electric career reinvention inspired by his ex-partner, an elective mute. It takes a little while to find itself, but go with it: there are some delicious deadpan gags (the violinist employed to provide live elevator music in a Prague hotel, for instance), and it's very droll about the different substrata in pop cultures. Against the odds, it sort of adds up.


Release details

88 mins

Cast and crew

Petr Zelenka
Petr Zelenka
Jaromir Nohavica
Karel Plihal
Jan Prent
Jaz Coleman
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