Four Velvet Men Then and Now (1/4) - Michael Kocab

2010 / Czech Republic / 57min

Portraits of 4 personalities of the Velvet Revolution captured within the span of twenty years. Director Pavel Koutecký and later director Jan Šikl have been following the lives of four people who were among those who stepped up onto the tribune on Wenceslas Square in Prague in November 1989. Musician Michael Kocáb, dissident Jan Ruml, young participant in the incursion on Národní třída Kryštof Rímský and student leader Martin Mejstřík. The post-November period opened up new possibilities and opportunities for all of them. This unique film project captures their quests, misconceptions, resolutions and doubts on the way to finding their own place in the troubled waters of a transforming society.



  • Original title
    Evoluce 4 z revoluce (1/4) - Michael Kocáb
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Pavel Koutecký
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Stano Slušný, Vlastimil Hamerník, Martin Řezníček, Jan Šikl
  • Editing
    Martin Steklý
  • Music
  • Sound
    Vladimír Chrastil
  • Duration
    57 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
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  • Production
    Česká televize
    Kavčí hory
    140 70 Praha 4
    Czech Republic
    tel: 261137106
    fax: 261216628
    Film & Sociologie
    Pod zvonařkou 10
    120 00 Praha 2
    Czech Republic
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