Hastrman is an adaptation of a novel by the renowned Czech writer Miloš Urban, published in 2001. Spanning centuries, myths and legends, it tells the tale of a strange, wild nobleman, who returns after years abroad to a small Czech village to claim his family property. He turns out to be Hastrman, the water demon from old Bohemian legends. In this romantic, fantastic yet ironic story, love brings an agonising dilemma - whether to remain a creature of the wild or to dare to cross the borders of intimacy with a human.
CinemArt released the film domestically on 9 April 2018. It has racked up over 51,000 admissions.
První veřejnoprávní (Czech Republic)
Director: Ondřej Havelka
Screenwriters: Ondřej Havelka, Petr Hudský, based on the novel by Miloš Urban
DoP: Diviš Marek
Editor: Jan Daňhel
Cast: Karel Dobrý, Simona Zmrzlá, Jiří Lábus, Jan Kolařík, Vladimír Polívka, Anna Kratochvílová