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Drama, Czechoslovakia, Soviet invasion

Jan Palach

Jan Palach, an uncompromising young man, made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of rousing the nation from its growing lethargy and of protesting the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. This biopic describes the last months of Palach’s life, describing his path from an affectionate son, devoted friend and sensitive philosophy student to “Torch number 1.”

Jan Palach

Synopsis

Jan Palach, an uncompromising young man, made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of rousing the nation from its growing lethargy and of protesting the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. This biopic describes the last months of Palach’s life, describing his path from an affectionate son, devoted friend and sensitive philosophy student to “Torch number 1.”

  • Director Robert Sedláček
  • Writer Eva Kanturková
  • Producers Jan Maxa, Viktor Schwarcz, Jan Schwarcz, Silvia Panáková, Erik Panák
  • Cast Michael Balcar, Denisa Baresová, Zuzana Bydzovská
  • Runtime 124mins
  • Country Czech Republic, Slovakia

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