Koryatovich / The Enchanted Carpathian Key

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Typology

feature

Czech title

Koryatovič

Runtime

82

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1922

Production year

1922

Premiere

09.11.1922

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan Just-Rozvoda

Screenplay

Karel Figdor, Vasyl Pačovskyj

Screenstory

Karel Figdor

Synopsis

The independent duke Laborec lives in Carpathia. The Gods have bestowed upon him a magical ring, which brings him luck in war and peace and prosperity in his land. The coarse Hungarian, Zoltan, who personifies the violence perpetrated against the Ruthenian people for centuries, declares war against the duke. In the battle he is defeated and imprisoned, but the magnanimous duke spares his life and gives him back his freedom. At the feast staged to celebrate the victory, Zoltan steals the magical ring and with it takes strength and victory from Laborec in the return battle. The ring's magical powers turn against its owner and Zoltan dies in its radiance. Laborec's daughter Světlana is, however, blinded by the Hungarians. Later other princes from the Laborec dynasty rule and the glorious ring becomes a symbol of defiance. The last descendant of the family entrusts the ring to his daughter who loses it. Then follow five hundred years of repression and violence until the year 1380 when Prince Fedor gathers together his countrymen and defeats the Hungarians, marching victoriously into a free country. (According to an article appearing in the press at the time the film was made.)

Note

Financed by the Carpathian Bank in Užhorod and the Discount Bank in Mukačevo. The film cost 700 000 crowns to make.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

Fedor Koryatovič

Olga Augustová

Dominika, Zoltánova dcera

Otto Zahrádka

maďarský násilník Zoltán

Rudolf Myzet

král Ludvík Veliký

Bronislava Livia

Světlana

Karel Fiala (2)

vévoda Laborec, Světlanin otec

Arnošt Kulhánek

patriarcha

Nikolaj Pevnyj

bojar Leodar

Hugo Svoboda

moldavský bojar Bohdan

Alfred Baštýř

Zoltánův pobočník

Mykola Sadovskyj

poslední Laborec

Karel Lamač

Fedorův přítel

Luigi Hofman

magnát

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Karel Figdor

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Art Director

J. M. Gottlieb

Production info

Original Title

Koryatovič

English Title

Koryatovich / The Enchanted Carpathian Key

Parallel Title

Začarovaný klíček karpatský

Copyright

1922

Production Year

1922

Premiere

09.11.1922

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Slaviafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech