The wanderings of a 16-year-old European emigrant named Karl Rossmann in the USA. He was forced to go to New York to escape the scandal of his seduction by a housemaid. As the ship arrives in America, he becomes friends with a stoker who is about to be dismissed from his job. Based on an unfinished novel of Franz Kafka. —mostra.org
Vladimír Michálek (born November 2, 1956, Mladá Boleslav) is a Czech film director and screenwriter. Michálek graduated from Czech film Academy FAMU, Prague, in 1992. Starting during his academic study he was filming documentaries. He joined the Barrandov Studios as assistant director, where he worked with Andrew Birkin (Burning Secret), Reinhard Hauff, Ted Kotcheff (The Shooter), Margarethe von Trotta and Bernhard Wicky. He is married and has three children.
1994 was the year of the release of his first feature film, Amerika, a free adaptation of the Kafka novel. In 1996 Forgotten Light followed, a film adaption of the Jakub Deml novel. The film ran on the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, as did this next movie, Sekal Has to Die, two years later. The latter won ten Czech Lion awards, including Best Direction, and succeeded Forgotten Light as the Czech Oscar-nominee. As with America, he wrote the screenplay for his film Angel Exit 2000. The film won the 2002 Daring Digital… read more