Inspired by the true story of herbalist Jan Mikolášek, who dedicated his life to caring for the sick, despite the immense obstacles he faced in his private and public life. Born at the turn of the 20th century, Mikolášek wins fame and fortune using unorthodox treatment methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before World War II, the healer gains in reputation and wealth whether during the Nazi occupation or under the Communist rule. One after the other, every regime will want to use his skills and in return give him protection. But how high shall be the costs to maintain this status as the tide turns?
Cast / Josef Trojan , Juraj Loj , Martin Myšička , Ivan Trojan , Jaroslava Pokorná , Jiří Černý Writer / Marek Epstein Story / Martin Šulc DoP / Martin Štrba Editor / Pavel Hrdlička Sound / Radim Hladík jr. Music / Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz Costumes / Katarína Štrbová Bieliková Set Designer / Milan Býček