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The Idiot

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Film premiere on March 3, 2022 at the Estates Theatre

The Estates Theatre
Suitable for graduation

Basic information


The Estates Theatre


In Czech


March 3, 2022

7 exclusive screenings at the Estates Theatre

In cinemas from March 17, 2022!

Everyone thinks he's crazy – and he's just telling the truth!


  • 2022-2023
  • 2023-2024


Libor Dvořák
Screen play and Stage director
Daniela Špinar
Lighting design
Karel Šimek
Jakub Jelen

The film begins and ends behind the curtain of the Estates Theatre, in a feverish dream of mortal friends and rivals Mishkin and Rogojin. After the prologue, we enter the stage in the midst of preparations of the birthday party for Nastasya Philippovna. Next comes a true crash of completely different worlds when prince Mishkin visits the rather crazy Yepanchin family.

When the rehearsals for The Idiot were interrupted for the third time, the NT Drama directoress Daniela Špinar decided to revive the play in a different format and make it into a film. All the actors reveal the everyday experience of the Covid times, and the tragicomic undertones of the lockdown are reflected in the film. It is also an open homage to the Estates Theatre, originally intended as a backdrop but ultimately turned into the actual setting for the story of Lev Nikolaevich Mishkin, a man full of endless hope and love even on screen.

Starring Patrik Děrgel, Tereza Vilišová, and Igor Orozovič.

Official photos: Martin Špelda

The film's media partner is Radio 1.

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Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 June at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of November 2023.

When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

Parking at the Estates Theatre

Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

Buffets at the Estates Theater

No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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