Escape to Buda

Country

the Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Hungary

Copyright

2002

Production year

2002

Premiere

16 January 2003

Runtime

135 min

Category

film

Genre

psychological

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Útěk do Budína

Czech title

Útěk do Budína

English title

Escape to Buda

Parallel Title

Útek do Budína

Summary

A film based on the novel by Czech writer Vladislav Vančura. Shortly after Czechoslovakia is created the dandy Tomáš, son of a Slovak landowner, comes to Prague to study law. He gets to know the eccentric Jana, who has a hard time tolerating her bourgeois family. Their lives connect in escaping to Budapest. Later the two lovers take refuge in Slovakia, at Tomáš's father's farm. After the wedding, Jana begins to lose her feelings for Tomáš and instead finds a spiritual kinship with her father-in-law. The family leaves the deteriorating farm to stay with a cousin in Vienna - the owner of an entertainment bar. Only a return to Prague gives them new hope…

Crew and creators

Music

Music Composed by

Funny Fellows, Peter Mankovecký (hudební spolupráce)

Selected Music

Ján Levoslav Bella (Kvinteto d moll), Zdeněk Fibich (Kvarteto op. 11 pro housle a klavír Jasná noc), Zdeněk Fibich (Symfonie č. 2 Tema con variazioni), Josef Bohuslav Foerster (Trio op. 38 Impromptu č. 2 Elegie pro housle), F. Schmidt (Kvinteto B dur), Vítězslav Novák (Serenáda F dur), Vítězslav Novák (Slovácká suita op. 32)

Songs

Posedenie v Daxe, Sní, Sniežik poletuje, na zem pomaly si sadá..., různé skladby a písně

Songwriter

I. Zeljenka (Posedenie v Daxe), Ľubomír Burgr (Sní), L. Burger (Sniežik poletuje, na zem pomaly si sadá...)

Music Selected by

Ivan Marton, Miloslav Luther

Choreographer

Dagmar Puobišová

Production info

Original Title

Útěk do Budína

English Title

Escape to Buda

Parallel Title

Útek do Budína

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

psychological

Origin country

the Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Hungary

Copyright

2002

Production Year

2002

Premiere

16 January 2003

Production

Ars Media s. r. o., Česká televize (Praha), TS Alice Nemanské a Heleny Slavíkové (Česká televize), Slovenská televízia (Bratislava), A Tivoli-Filmprodukció Kft. (Budapešť)

With support

MK SR, Pro Slovakia, Státní fond České republiky pro podporu a rozvoj české kinematografie, Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary TV 2

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

135 min

Versions

Czech