Jan Hus – A Mass for Three Dead Men updates the legacy of the medieval reformist priest known also as John Hus. Yet writer and director Miroslav Bambušek’s film takes place in the late 20th century and relates to history in what has been more recently known as the Eastern Bloc. Jan Hus introduces us to and advocates three individuals – Ryszard Siwiec, Oskar Brusewitz and Graham Bamford, all three of whom set themselves on fire to protest the political regimes in which they lived and against which they had struggled. The film makes use of Hus’ own theses and orations, and is in four languages, with subtitles.
Cast / Michal Pěchouček , Karel Dobrý , Igor Chmela , Leoš Noha , Milan Stehlík , Tomáš Jeřábek , Halka Třešňáková , Radim Špaček Writer / Miroslav Bambušek DoP / Jakub Halousek Music / Petr Kofroň Sound / Michal Gábor , Václav Flegl Editor / Kateřina Krutská Vrbová