Smiles of Sad Men

  • Czech Republic
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A tragicomedy based on the best-selling novel by Josef Formánek, inspired by his real-life experiences. The story follows four patients fighting addiction, who find themselves in the most difficult period of their lives. However, even under these circumstances, they manage to joke around and share a laugh. Josef, the main character and narrator of the story, is a writer, who is undergoing treatment for the very first time. During his stay in the facility, Josef meets other people just like him and is confronted with their life stories. Josef’s perspective, words, actions and merciless sarcasm accompany us as we watch him embark on a journey to save his life. And help us uncover what made him pick up the bottle for the very first time.

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  • Original title
    Úsměvy smutných mužů
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Josef Formánek, Daniel Svátek
  • Cast
    David Švehlík, Jaroslav Dušek, Ondřej Malý, Ivan Franěk, Marika Šoposká, Simona Babčáková, Jiří Maryško, Jaroslav Plesl, Michal Gulyáš, Taťjana Medvecká, Ha Thanh Špetlíková, František Černý, Anna Randárová, Rostislav Novák st., Marika Procházková...
  • DOP
    Jakub Šimůnek
  • Editing
    Alois Fišárek
  • Music
    Endru, JeN Hovorka
  • Sound
    Petr Kapeller, Ondřej Muška
  • Duration
    92 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
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