An ordinary man with an ordinary job, ordinary family and ordinary affair has an unordinary day after he signs the Charter 77. An exceptional film directed by Jiri Strach that won several festival awards for the Best Actor, Actress and the Best Television Comedy.
The main roles star Ivan Trojan and Zuzana Stivinova. The story takes place in the 1980’s. A few months ago, Richard, a civil servant, signed Charter 77. It happened by mistake after a few drinks, rather than out of conviction. Since then, he has been bedeviled by bad luck. Today, however, is the worst. In the afternoon, he has an appointment with the dentist to have his eighths extracted, a dreadful prospect but small matter compared to what was awaiting him before that. A financial statement at work, a colleague eager for marriage who hasn’t grasped that his ‘affair’ was a mere flirt, an ultimatum from Richard’s boss to retract his signature of the Charter and burst stand-pipe at home with an old rusty gun hidden in it.
Furthermore, Richard faces the unexpected paternity of his fifteen-year-old son who asks him to play the role of a father, as well as the omnipresent shadow of the secret policeman spying on him. In a nutshell, the Eights describes a day in which Richard can¨either lose everything or find himself.
About the director
Jirí Strach was born on September 29, 1973 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor and director, known for Andel Páne 2 (2016), Vrásky z lásky (2012) and Lotrando a Zubejda (1997).
About the film
Director: Jiří Strach
Cast: Ivan Trojan, Zuzana Stivínová, Gregor Bauer, Josef Dvořák, Jiří Dvořák, Zuzana Kajnarová, and others