Good Driver Smetana


The Buzz Wed, Jul 30, 2014 9:00 AM
Sponsored by:
SheetCake Productions
Film Info
Section:Free Movies at The Buzz
Release Year:2013
Runtime:77 min.
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Production Country:Czech Republic
Original Language:Czech
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Roman Smetana
Ivan Langer
Petr Necas
Pavel Blažek
Jirí Dienstbier
Director:Vít Klusák
Filip Remunda
Produced by:Vít Klusák
Filip Remunda
Screenwriter:Vit Klusak
Filip Remunda
Cinematography:Vít Klusák
Filip Remunda
Editing By:Vít Klusák
Music By:Bedrich Smetana


We’re excited to offer the latest effort from a pair of filmmakers who were part of our very first festival. The deft satirical wit and impassioned muckraking of Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda (“Czech Dream,” TCFF ‘05 and “Czech Peace,” TCFF ‘10) returns to the TCFF with the story of Roman Smetana, a regular-Josef of a bus driver who takes on the injustice and corruption infecting Czech politics armed only with a permanent marker. The small act of civil disobedience of drawing antennae on the heads of election posters and labeling the politicians as liars and thieves incites an unexpected reaction after a colleague turns him in for defacing private property. Refusing to complete part of his sentence, Smetana becomes an unlikely political folk hero who inspires both the public and the filmmakers themselves to take up the paint and pen in his absence.