True Story, episode 20: Peculiarity of Fisherman's Soul

25. 10. 2021

Author: Veronika Zýková

Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová talks about her new documentary Peculiarity of Fisherman's Soul about a group of Czech men fishing in Norway. The film, which is part of the East Silver Caravan, was screened at the 25th Ji.hlava IDFF.

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A group of six good-natured men embark on a fishing foray to distant Norway. They are united by long-term friendship and desire for male adventure. Like another 20,000 Czechs, our heroes pack their fishing rods, waterproof jackets, lunch boxes and cartons of beer again and, as every year, they leave their partners, pubs, and homes behind. The sea gives them freedom; and the desire to fulfil their dreams propels them after their colossal catch. But first, they must overcome the bad weather, unreliable technology, and their own amusing missteps. And perhaps it turns out that the most valuable thing cannot be found at the end of the rod. What are the secrets of male fishing expeditions?

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