Year of the Devil


2002, Czech Republic 88 min, col,. 18+
Written and directed By: Petr Zelenka
Editor: David Charap
Cinematographer: Miro Gábor
Original music: Michal Holubec
Producer: Pavel Strnad
Production: Negativ s.r.o., Czech Television Studio Brno, Čestmír Kopecký, Falcon a.s.,
Cast: Jaromír Nohavica, Karel Plíhal, Čechomor, Jan Prent, Jaz Coleman

• Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema – 2002 (Winner "Findling" Award ; Winner FIPRESCI Prize)
• Czech Lions – 2003 (Winner Czech Lion for Best Film, Best Director, Best Music, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Film Poster)
• Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – 2002 (Winner Crystal Globe)
• Trieste Film Festival – 2003 (Winner Prize Trieste)

Documentary maker Jan Holman follows the ultrafamous singer/songwriter Jaromír Novahica during his tour with the band Cechomor. The combination is very succesful, but it draws a heavy toll on the band members and Jan Holman.

Petr Zelenka, writer and director
In 1998 his feature film Buttoners received a Tiger Award in Rotterdam and four Czech Lions, including Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film. In 2000, he wrote the screenplay for Loners, the top Czech box office hit of the year. He also made the short film Powers for the Erotic Tales series. In the last year, in addition to Year of the Devil, he also wrote and directed a theatre play, which received the Czech Theatre Critics ’Award.

Selected Filmography
2002 – “Year of the Devil“
2000 – “Powers“
2000 – “Loners“
1997 – “Buttoners“


  • 22:00Year of the Devil (2002, Dir.Petr Zelenka, Czech Republic, mockumentary, music, comedy, 88 min.) 18+