A visual dreamscape of Prague streets, a hallucinatory vision of a world from the operating table for robotic heart surgeries, collaged together with the stories narrated by the mysterious Dr. B, who is a gifted surgeon at the centre of a conspiracy and a criminal ring trafficking in human parts, especially hearts. Because that’s where the world has ended up – humans thirsting for endless lives and shadowy businessmen and dealmakers taking advantage of this hunger.
Set to original music by Němec’s student and fellow filmmaker Petr Marek and his band Midi Lidi, the rich soundscape of the film creates a distinct counterpart to the freewheeling visuals shot digitally in 3D. The former Czech president Václav Havel makes an appearance in the film recalling a script he wrote in the 1960s with Němec, his distant cousin, which the present film utilises as a reflecting surface.

Filmmaker
Jan Němec
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Czech Republic
Year
2010
Medium
DCP
Length
65’
Language
Czech
Producer
Jan Němec, Iva Ruszeláková
Production Company
Jan Němec - Film
Sales
Jan Němec - Film
Writer
Jan Němec, Václav Havel
Cinematography
Jiří Maxa
Editor
Michal Lánský
Sound Design
Ivo Špalj
Music
Midi Lidi
Cast
Jan Budař, Michael Rittstein, Vlastimil Tetiva, Karel Roden