Charlatan | © Cinemien
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Charlatan

    All titles (4)
    Feature Film | 2019-2020 | Biography, Drama, Period | Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia

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    Brief synopsis

    Inspired by the true story of herbalist Jan Mikolasek, who dedicated his life to caring for the sick in spite of the immense obstacles he faced in his private and public life. Born at the turn of the 20th century, Mikolasek wins fame and fortune using unorthodox treatment methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before World War II, the healer gains in reputation and wealth whether during the Nazi occupation or under the Communist rule. One after the other, every regime will want to use his skills and in return gives him protection. But how high shall be the costs to maintain this status as the tide turns?

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Juraj LojFrantišek Palko [L]
    Jaroslava PokornáMuhlbacherová [L]
    Ivan TrojanJan Mikolášek [L]
    Josef Trojanjunger Mikolášek [L]
    Joachim Paul Assböck
    Fritz Kiesewetter [SR]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Director of photographyMartin Štrba
    2nd unit dopTomasz Naumiuk
    2nd unit dopRafał Paradowski
    Costume designerKatarína Štrbová-Bieliková
    DirectorAgnieszka Holland
    2nd unit directorKasia Adamik
    EditorPavel Hrdlička
    Key makeup artist/hair stylistGabriela Poláková
    Key makeup artist/hair stylistRené Stejskal
    ComposerMary Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
    ComposerAntoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
    Co-producerLivia Filusová
    Co-producerMike Downey
    Co-producerKlaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska
    Co-producerSam Taylor
    Co-producerWojciech Gostomczyk
    ProducerKevan Van Thompson
    ProducerŠárka Cimbalová
    Production designerMilan Býcek
    Line producerBogna Szewczyk
    Poland
    Poland
    Production managerKinga Tasarek
    Poland
    Poland
    ScreenwriterMarek Epstein
    Production sound mixerRadim Hladík jr.

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Film and Music Entertainment Ireland [ie]
    Co-production
    Co-production
    Furia Film [sk]
    co-production
    co-production
    Madants
    Co-production
    Co-production
    Marlene Film Production [cz]
    Moderator Inwestycje [pl]
    Co-production
    Co-production
    Studio Metrage [pl]
    Co-production
    Co-production

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Films Boutique [de]
    World sales
    World sales
    Gutek Film [pl]
    Poland
    Poland
    Cinemien [de]
    Germany (theatrical) 2022
    Germany (theatrical) 2022

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    CostumesHero Collection [pl]
    PropsPropscom – Requisiten Fundus

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Agnieszka Holland2020European Film Festival Palić [rs]Best DirectorWinner
    Agnieszka Holland2020European Film Award [eu]European DirectorWinner
    Marlene Film Production [cz]2020Lubuskie Lato Filmowe [pl]Silver Grapes AwardWinner
    Agnieszka Holland2021Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best DirectingNominated
    Agnieszka Holland2021Czech Lion Awards [cz]Best DirectorWinner
    Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz2021Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best MusicNominated
    Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz2021Czech Lion Awards [cz]Best MusicNominated
    Ivan Trojan2021Czech Lion Awards [cz]Best Actor in a Leading RoleWinner
    Ivan Trojan2021Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best Actor in a Leading RoleNominated
    Katarína Štrbová-Bieliková2021Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best Costume DesignWinner

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2020LuxembourgCinEast Festival
    2020PolandCamerimage FestivalOfficial Selection
    2020GermanyBerlinale - Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin

    TV-broadcast

    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    RepeatPolandMoje E-Kino [pl]Tuesday, 02/02/2021, 9.00 AM
    First showingPolandVod.pl [pl]Monday, 01/02/2021, 12.00 PMVod premiere

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 20/01/2022
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 30/06/2021
    Theatre releasePolandFriday, 09/10/2020
    Theatre releaseCzech RepublicThursday, 20/08/2020
    Theatre releaseSlovakiaThursday, 20/08/2020