A Prominent Patient

The film is set in the years 1937-1939. It shows the life of Jan Masaryk when he was the Czechoslovak ambassador to the United Kingdom. The film starts with the death of the first Czechoslovak president and Jan's father Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Jan becomes ambassador to the United Kingdom. Czechoslovakia faces aggression from Nazi Germany, which supports the Sudeten Germans. Masaryk tries to persuade the United Kingdom to help his homeland but the Munich Agreement is eventually settled and Czechoslovakia gives up its borderlands to Germany. Jan Masaryk is devastated and escapes to the United States. He ends up in a sanatorium due to his psychological problems. He is treated by Doctor Stein. Their relationship is problematic because Stein is German. Masaryk is also helped by an American journalist, Marcia Davenport.

MPAA Rating:NR
Genre:Biography, Drama, History
Country:Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia
Produced By:Rudolf Biermann
Directed By:Julius Sevcík
Written By:Petr Kolecko, Alex Königsmark, Julius Sevcík
Cast:Emília Vásáryová, Booda, Joe Weintraub, Ján Gresso, Oldrich Kaiser, Arly Jover, Hanns Zischler, Abigail Rice, Pieter Stroobach, Travis O'Neill, Kevin Clarke, Ján Jackuliak, James Flynn, Karel Roden, Milton Welsh, Hoji Fortuna, Gina Bramhill
In Theaters:Mar 09, 2017
Runtime:1 hour 54 minutes
Production:In Film Praha, Ceská Televize, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska, ZDF/Arte
Available On:Amazon
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