Jan Werich: If Somebody Already Is

Director:Martin Slunečko, Miloslav Šmídmajer
Cast:Jan Werich (a.z.), Jiří Suchý, Zdeněk Svěrák, Jiřina Bohdalová
Premiere:11. August 2021
Length:105 minutes

Director: Martin Slunečko, Miloslav Šmídmajer  •  Scenario: Martin Slunečko, Miloslav Šmídmajer, Jakub Vansa  •  Camera: Miroslav Souček  •  Music: Petr Malásek  •  Cast: Jan Werich (a.z.), Jiří Suchý, Zdeněk Svěrák, Jiřina Bohdalová, Pavel Taussig, Vladimír Just, Eva Tůmová, František Cinger

Werich's last minute escape from Czechoslovakia just before the Fascism took over or his second emigration in 1968 are just a few parts from Jan Werich's rather dramatic life. Together with Jiri Voskovec, he invented "pre-scenes” for his plays and became a successful playwright and actor.

However, the documentary focuses on the lesser-known circumstances including the background of filming "The Empreror and the Golem", cooperation with Miroslav Hornícek, starring in James Bond film "You Only Live Twice” or next to Anthony Quinn…



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