28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Jan Hušek
original title: Pochcánek
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 61 min.


Men still have a privileged position. Yet the concept of a “crisis of masculinity” is increasingly permeating the media, with a loosening of roles and a growing uncertainty about what it means to be a man today. The director Jan Hušek also asks this question. He was still wetting himself by the age of thirteen, which earned him the unflattering nickname that is the film's title. In his open video diary, he captures the physical and spiritual transformation of his journey from boy to man. He returns to the woods and the roots of his childhood trauma. In doing so, he turns the camera on himself as well as on various teachers or his father. Perhaps the mark of adulthood, after all, is not overwrought masculinity, but the acceptance of his inner “pisspants”.

“I ran away from home at night, and while walking through the woods I realized that becoming a man was up to me alone.”


Jan “Jeto Polák” Hušek (1994) is the director of music videos of the Czech trap band Opak Dissu and self-discovery documentaries. He also studied documentary film at FAMU. In his personal film Fuck You, I Love You (2017), he documented his break-up with his girlfriend.

more about film

director: Jan Hušek
producer: Matěj Paclík
photography: Patrik Balonek
editing: Jakub Jelínek
sound: Anna Žihlová
production manager: Viktorie Pechlátová
Ministerstvo kultury
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Creative Europe Media
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