Jára has lost his job, his family is falling apart and his only companion and friend is Karel, a
lonely weirdo who feels very closely bound to nature. Unemployed and immature, he tries to
keep his family together, to make his wife stay with him, to protect his teenage son from drug
abuse, and to protect Karel from himself - but who will protect Jára?
CAST & CREW
Pavel Strnad, Petr Oukropec
Director of Photography
Jaroslav Plesl, Anna Geislerová, Marek Šácha, Anna Bubeníková, Karel Roden, Klára Melíšková
Born 1967, Opava, Czech Republic․ Bohdan Sláma, a graduate of Prague’s world-renowned film school FAMU, shoot his debuteature The Wild Bees in 2001. It attracted immediate international acclaim and garneredprestigious awards from Rotterdam, Warsaw, Cottbus, San Francisco and other IFFs. His follow-up film Something Like Happiness, was likewise a favorite at major festivals worldwide, winning top prize honors at San Sebastian and sold into more than 25 territories worldwide. In addition to festival acclaim and kudos, his third feature The Country Teacher put Sláma on Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch” list.
The Wild Bees (2001), Something Like Happiness (2005), The Country Teacher (2008), The Four Suns (2011).