NATIONAL STREET

НАРОДНА УЛИЦА

NÁRODNÍ TRÍDA

Director:Stepan Altrichter
Producer:Pavel Strnad, Petr Oukropec
Writers:Stepan Altrichter, Jaroslav Rudis
Cinematographer:Cristian Pirjol
Editor:Jan Danhel
Cast:Hynek Cermak, Katerina Janeckova, Jan Cina, Vaclav Neuzil, Jiri Langmajer, Jiri Soch, Barbora Vozkova, Leos Juracek, Martin Sobotka
Production:2019, Czech Republic, Germany
Language:Czech
Official Selection91 min. (15+)

This used to be a deep dark forest, now it’s a housing estate of prefabricated apartment buildings. The home of the protagonist, a manual worker painting roofs, whom everyone just calls Vandam. He lives alone in a housing estate apartment in the suburbs of Prague, working out every day to stay in shape. The evenings are spent drinking beer with his chums at the local pub, the North Star. Vandam’s chums from the North Star dub him their “national hero”. According to a local legend, Vandam took part in the demonstration on the National Street in Prague on 17 November, 1989, where – according to the legend – he set history into motion by dealing the first blow.

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