Robert Sedláček's satirical comedy Men in Rut, screening in the main Finale Plzen main competition, takes place during the "Deer-Luring" competition in a south Moravian village.
The local village leaders see the presence of the Prime Minister at the competition as an opportunity to lobby for a highway to replace their dirt road, leading them to a brighter EU future.
Men in Rut is Sedláček's second feature film.
The Czech Television production (www.ceskatelevize.cz) / TV Studio Brno features a cast of beloved Czech and Slovak stars including Jiří Lábus, Pavel Zedníček, and Martin Huba. Men in Rut was produced by Darina Levová, based on a story by Martin Trnavský and Sedláček. The film was shot on location, contributing to strong local flavor.
The 109 minute film is distributed by Bontonfilm (www.bontonfilm.cz) and was released in Czech cinemas in August, 2009.
Director/screenplay: Robert Sedláček
Story: Robert Sedláček and Martin Trnavský
Producer: Darina Levová
Dramaturg: Pavel Aujezdský
Camera: Petr Koblovský
Produced by: Česká televize, Televizní studio Brno
Distributor: Bontonfilm, a.s.
Cast: Jaroslav Plesl, Eva Vrbková, Martin Trnavský, Jaromír Hanzlík, Marta Vančurová, Pavel Zedníček, Jaromír Dulava, Jiří Lábus, Igor Bareš, and Martin Huba.