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I am American who has been living in the Czech Republic for the last three years, so even though I have learned some Czech and am becoming more familiar with the culture and place, I still felt like I was an "outsider" looking in on something (but something nice!)
This film is a documentary-style look at the life of the beloved Czech actor, Jan Sverak, whom I came to know through the delightful film, Kolya. The best word I can think of for this documentary is "pleasant." It was slow at points and could have been boring (and might have been to someone with absolutely no prior knowledge of Sverak or the Czech context), but I found it enjoyable to watch because I simply like this actor as a human being. It was interesting to see his development and especially the connections between his life and Czech history. There were several points in the film where I really wasn't sure what he was talking about, but I think that some things were lost in translation--both literally and on a cultural/historical level because I have pretty limited knowledge still.
Overall, I would recommend this for people who really like Kolya or Tmavomodry Svet (Deep Blue World) and want to know more about Sverak.
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