The Czech/Slovak coproduction based on true events is dedicated to Jan Palach (played by Viktor Zavadil), the Czech student who committed self-immolation after the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact armies in 1968. The film focuses on the last months of Palach´s life and on his inner transformation before the protest act.
Jan Palach was released in the Czech Republic by CinemArt on 21 August 2018, the day of the 50th anniversary of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, and reached 89,000 admissions.
Cineart TV Prague (Czech Republic)
Director: Robert Sedláček
Screenwriter: Eva Kantůrková
DoP: Jan Šuster
Editor: Josef Krajbich
Cast: Viktor Zavadil, Zuzana Bydžovská, Denisa Barešová, JanVondráček, Michal Balcar, Karel Jirák