Return of the Idiot

Return of the Idiot
Návrat idiota

Czech Republic, 1999, 99 min
Fiction

Return of the Idiot
Návrat idiota

Czech Republic, 1999, 99 min
Fiction

Though inspired by the hero of Dostoevsky's The Idiot, the plot of the second feature film by Saša Gedeon has been transferred to the recent past. The protagonist, a sincere young man named František, becomes a catalyst for interpersonal relationships involving two families. He has been recently released from a psychiatric hospital and is trying to return to normal life. Thanks to his innocence of the 'mature' world, he uncovers the minor hypocrisies and lies contained in the everyday dealings of his new friends and his relatives.

Cast / Pavel Liška, Aňa Geislerová, Tatiana Dyková, Jiří Langmajer, Jiří Macháček, Zdena Hadrbolcová, Jitka Smutná, Pavel Marek, Anna Polívková    Writer / Saša Gedeon    Story / F. M. Dostojevskij    DoP / Štěpán Kučera    Editor / Petr Turyna    Sound / Jan Čeněk    Music / Vladimír Godár

Release Date / 25 February 1999

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