Slovak television drama features plot line on the sterilization of Romani women
A serial featuring fictional stories of doctors' errors and flaws that are inspired by real events will be coming to Czech viewers on the Prima channel. The serial will address controversial themes, such as corruption, doctors' lack of professionalism, and the sterilization of Roma women.
The character of MUDr. Daniel Ludsky (played by Tomáš Maštalír), an expert in diagnostics and failures of medical care, is being compared to the experience of eating a hot chili: Contact with him burns, but viewers will be unable to resist. He is arrogant, impatient, intelligent and uncompromising. He also believes in justice and in the right of a patient to decent treatment.
The first episode of the 10-part serial from Slovak television channel JOJ will be broadcast in the Czech Republic on the Prima television channel on 20 June at 20:00. Czech viewers will hear the familiar voice of actor Martin Stránský, who dubbed the main character's role into Czech. "Dr. Ludsky is a bit like Dr. House. His language is rather sharp and he doesn't like authority," Martin Stránský said of the character.
Actor Tomáš Maštalír was born on 4 September 1977 in Trnava. He performed in the theater as an adolescent before studying theater in Bratislava, where he graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in 2000. Since then he has been a member of the Slovak National Theater company. He has performed in internationally produced films for television ("Vzpoura", "Frankenstein"). He also dubs and does voice-overs for documentary programs ("Slovakia's Greatest Criminal Cases" and "Slovakia's Greatest Tragedies"). He has won the prestigious OTO (Osobnosť televíznej obrazovky - Television Screen Personality) Prize more than once, in 2007 for Actor of the Year, in 2008 for Talent of the Year (awarded to actors under 30) and Actor of the Year. In 2009 he won the IGRIC Prize for best performance in a film or television work for his portrayal of the character of Andrej in the student film "Leto" ("Summer") "for his original creation of an ambivalent character."
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