Scene from the film Good Mr. Benda
Scene from the film Good Mr. Benda
Scene from the film Good Mr. Benda
Scene from the film Good Mr. Benda
Scene from the film Good Mr. Benda

Good Mr. Benda

  • Czech Republic
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A sensitive portrait of grandfather Miroslav Benda, a tried and true Sokol member and an ordinary man with extraordinary vigor and ideals, revealing a story of human resilience and optimism through nostalgia and situational comedy. The film is a kind of observational documentary - it includes family videos and archival film material. We’re drawn into the microcosm of the village of Křenovice u Slavkova by two Japanese women who have decided to visit Benda, thanks to his long friendship with a university professor from Tokyo. Together with Benda, the audience travels to the only Japanese gas station in Europe, to Prague’s Strahov Stadium, and to New York to visit American Sokol members.

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  • Original title
    Dobrý život sokola Bendy
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Pavel Jurda
  • DOP
    Petr Vejslík
  • Editing
    Pavel Kolaja
  • Music
    Tomáš Vtípil
  • Sound
    Jiří Kubík
  • Duration
    76 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
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