A long-term documentary of raw authenticity recording the luckless fate of René, who styles himself in the role of a desperado, over a 20-year period as he yo-yos between prison and freedom against a backdrop of important political events occurring in the Czech Republic and beyond its borders.
On his long journey he gets tattoos all over his body, escapes from prison and is caught again, publishes two novels, robs the apartment of director Třeštíková, falls in love twice, becomes ill with multiple sclerosis, and is found by psychologists to have above average intelligence. René demonstrates his view of the world with the inaccurately written English tattoo "Fuck of people" that "decorates" his neck.
Dir. Helena Třeštíková - 83min - 2008 - Czech Republic
"a gritty authentic piece" - DOK Fest Munchen
"This is a film which tells a powerful story - filmed over 20 years - about an extraordinary character on the edge of society...The jury found its examination of the relationship between subject and filmmaker fascinating and thought-provoking." - European Film Academy, Winner, 2008 Prix ARTE.