Escape to Buda

Country

the Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Hungary

Copyright

2002

Production year

2000—2002

Premiere

16 January 2003

Runtime

135 min

Category

film

Genre

psychological

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

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

Second Unit Director

Táňa Lacová

Assistant Director

Matúš Libovič, Róbert Šveda

Based on

Vladislav Vančura (Útěk do Budína /1932/ – román)

Screenplay

Martin Porubjak, Marian Puobiš, Miloslav Luther, Karel Steigerwald (úprava dialogů), Alois Ditrich (úprava dialogů)

Director of Photography

Vladimír Holloš

Camera Operator

Rafael Skurka

Art Director

Pavol Andraško (výprava), Braňo Mihálik (výprava), Dušan Fischer (výprava)

Costume Designer

Anna Hroššová

Make-Up Artist

Anna Hroššová

Film Editor

Rudolf Mihálik

Sound Designer

Ľubomír Novota

Visual Effects

Robert Kovács

Special Effects

František Rakický

Producer

Igor Hudec, Jiří Merunka (ČT)

Co-producer

Helena Slavíková (ČT), Alice Nemanská (ČT), Marian Puobiš (STV), Oľga Kovačovičová (STV), Dénes Szekeres (Tivoli Filmprodukció)

Production Manager

Ivan Nagy (vedoucí natáčení)

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)

Music Selected by

Ivan Marton, Miloslav Luther

Choreographer

Dagmar Puobišová

Songs

Posedenie v Daxe

Songwriter I. Zeljenka

Sní

Songwriter Ľubomír Burgr

Sniežik poletuje, na zem pomaly si sadá...

Songwriter L. Burger

Production info

Original Title

Útěk do Budína

Czech Title

Útěk do Budína

English Title

Escape to Buda

Parallel Title

Útek do Budína

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

psychological

Origin country

the Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Hungary

Copyright

2002

Production Year

2000—2002

Production specifications

start of filming 11/2000
end of filming 06/2002

Premiere

premiere 16 January 2003 /recommended for 12 and over/ (kino Illusion, Praha)

Distribution slogan

Desire gave them wings, passion grounded them.

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

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

135 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Stereo, Dolby Spectral Recording

Versions

Slovak

Dialogue languages

Czech, Slovak, Hungarian

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Slovak