Návrat idiota

Czech Republic


Frantisek (idiot) never got to know or experience anything. he spent his adult life behind the walls of an asylum so he only has first impressions of everything. He know returns to his only known relatives, yet they don't really know of his existence. They know only their own lives and their own relations, which are so web-like and complicated that Frantisek gets trapped in them. He gets involved in conflicts between lovers, siblings and parents. He lands in awkward, funny and stifling situations. He witnesses partners' maneuvering, love conflicts and painful revelations. He feels for everybody and is touched by everything. He understands them better than they understand themselves. However, only the one who understands him can help him to return.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Sasa Gedeon

Written by: Sasa Gedeon

Produced by: Petr Oukropec

Cinematography: Stepan Kucera

Editing: Petr Turyna

Costume Design: Milica Gedeonova

Hair & Make-up: Michaela Belikova

Original Score: Vladimir Godar

Main Cast: Pavel Liska, Tatiana Vilhelmova, Anna Geislerová, Jiri Langmajer, Jiri Machacek

Nominations and Awards

  • European Screenwriter 1999
  • EFA Feature Film Selection 1999