這是一首捷克戰後重生又再度墜落、橫跨20年的悲劇史詩。故事由1948年二戰結束共產取得政權始，至1968年蘇聯軍隊壓境為止。一個原本平靜質樸的鄉村，好日子回復了沒多久便迎來了共產批鬥時代。順應天命、相濡以沫的街坊鄰舍從此敵我分明，把弄權力，人心沉淪。七個朋友分道揚鑣，命運迴異。唯是農民Frantisek 20年來堅持著村子舊有精神，捱過迫害，成為村內不滅的精神領袖。土地、四時花樹、和村中老人，都是沉默但銳利的時代見證者。新浪潮「御用」攝影師Jaroslav Kučera温柔捕捉時代起伏和見證者之魂，導演科爾克·耶斯尼花上近十年完成精煉的劇本，兩者融合而成就了恢宏的抒情詩，向光明邁進——「當農民重新在田裡歌唱，你將會聽得見。」
Spanning two decades, All My Good Countrymen chronicles the turmoil of Czechoslovakia from its 1948 post-war revival to the 1968 Soviet military’s invasion. Under the post-war Communist regime, a simple village has barely recovered before the communist “struggle sessions” arrive. The new reality drives the once altruistic neighbors apart, dividing them as they fall prey to power struggles. Seven friends go their separate ways, as each is dealt a very different hand in life. Yet only František the farmer has upheld the village’s time-honored spirit, becoming the town’s steadfast leader despite the persecution he faces. Having spent ten years honing the script, writer-director Vojtěch Jasný partners with New Wave’s most notable cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera, whose gentle touch is instrumental in capturing the passion of the times.
1925年出生於凱爾奇（現捷克）。1946年入讀捷克電影電視學院（FAMU）並由1950年代開始創作電影。年少時曾與新浪潮另一名導卡爾・卡治拿拍攝政治宣傳片，後因友人Radim Drejsl的自殺而對共產主義失望。 58年的作品《渴望》令其首獲提名金棕櫚。1963年藉When the Cat Comes榮獲當年康城影展的評審團特別獎。於68年的布拉格之春時執導其最為所人知的作品《我的鄉親父老》，更以此片勇奪得69年康城最佳導演，惜在本國上映時即遭官方禁播。後因蘇聯的入侵決定離開捷克，周遊數國之際亦繼續活躍於影壇，更開始教授電影，最後在同鄉米路斯・科曼邀請下定居美國，2019年於捷克普熱羅夫逝世。
Vojtěch Jasný was born in 1925 in Kelč, Czechoslovakia. He entered FAMU in 1946 and started directing in the 1950s. Initially a believer of socialism, he and fellow new wave director Karel Kachyňa made propaganda films for the regime, he nevertheless became disillusioned about communism after the alleged suicide of his friend Radim Drejsl. His breakthrough work, When the Cat Comes, with which he earned the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1963. He made All My Good Countrymen (1968) in the heydays of the Prague Spring, a film widely considered his masterpiece and won him the Best Director Award in Cannes. Yet he found his work suffering the same fate as other films from the new wave as being banned. When the Soviet troops entered Prague, he soon went into exile. He remained as active as a filmmaker and began teaching in several countries before eventually settling in America, where he was reunited with former protegee and compatriot Milos Forman. Jasný passed away in 2019 in Přerov, the Czech Republic.