Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Petr Zelenka directs Year of the Devil, a comedic music mockumentary starring real-life Czech folk-rocker Jarek Nohavica as a fictionalized version of himself. In order to cure his alcoholism and in search of spiritual redemption, Nohavica goes on tour with a funeral band called Cechomor (Czech-Moravian Musical Society). His longtime friend and guitarist Karel Plihal accompanies them for theraputic reasons of his own. British punk and classical musician Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke makes an appearance, as do numerous Czech filmmakers (Jan Hrebejk, Sasa Gedeon). Year of the Devil won six categories at the 2002 Czech Lion awards.
traveling-show, folk-music, going-straight, rehabilitation [detox], angel