PLZEN: Toman by Ondřej Trojan will screen in the 32nd edition of the Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary domestic audiovisual production, will run from 11 to 16 April 2019. The film received the highest number of nominations (13) at the 26th Czech Lion Awards.
Toman is based on the controversial personality of Zdeněk Toman, the head of the intelligence service, who had a big influence on the political development of Czechoslovakia from 1945 to 1948, and who significantly contributed to the Communist party take-over of power in the country during that time.
Toman is the fourth feature film by Ondřej Trojan, whose Želary (Total HelpArt, T.H.A.) was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film in 2004.
The film was produced by the Czech company Total HelpArt, T.H.A. and Slovakia´s Pubres, coproduced by the Czech Television and RTVS and supported by the Czech State Cinematography Fund and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund.
The film was released in Czech cinemas by Falcon in October 2018 with almost 92,000 admissions.
Coproducers:Czech Television (Czech Republic)RTVS (Slovakia)
Credits:Director: Ondřej TrojanScreenwriters: Ondřej Trojan, Zdeňka ŠimandlováDoP: Tomáš SyselEditor: Vladimír BarákCast: Jiří Macháček, Kateřina Winterová, Tatiana Pauhofová, Roman Luknár, Kristýna Boková