“Stars can be close as well as distant. Shining from the darkness which they are part of. Ten years ago at the premiere of The Eighth Continent, a musical by Elán, I approached a star whose energy has been attracting me all my life.” This is how director Jan Gogola jr. introduces a situational portrait of the universe of the historically most popular “Czechoslovak” band´s frontman, who is a Christian Buddhist believing in communism. Their film meeting takes place at unexpected locations and opens situations which make constellations of Ráž’s life visible: cocoa and whisky, music and family, dictatorship and meditation, moment and eternity, fame and screwdriver, God and nothingness, or perhaps good and evil in the guise of Smurf and Gargamel.
Release date / 26 January 2023