What once was a deep dark forest, became a housing estate of prefabricated apartment buildings and the home of the protagonist, a roof painter nicknamed 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 North Star pub. Vandam's chums from the North Star dub him their “national hero”. Vandam took part at the 17 November 1989 National Street demonstration, where - according to the local legend – he set history into motion by dealing the first blow.
Cast / Hynek Čermák , Kateřina Janečková , Jan Cina , Václav Neužil , Martin Sobotka , Jiří Langmajer Writer / Jaroslav Rudiš , Štěpán Altrichter DoP / Cristian Pîrjol Editor / Jan Daňhel Sound / Florian Marquardt , Ivan Horák , Sebastian Schmidt Music / Clemens Christian Poetzsch , Reentko Dirks Costumes / Ivan Stekla Make-Up / Lukáš Král Set Designer / Jan Pjena Novotný