Sir Vok Is Leaving

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production year

1979

Premiere

1 August 1980

Runtime

79 min

Category

film

Genre

historical, comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Pan Vok odchází

Czech title

Pan Vok odchází

English title

Sir Vok Is Leaving

Summary

Choosing to follow up on Svatby pana Voka (Weddings of Petr Vok of Rožmberk, 1970) after nearly a decade, Karel Steklý created another costume comedy feature. This 1979 film introduces the protagonist as the now ageing, pleasure-seeking renaissance aristocrat Petr Vok of Rožmberk. Martin Růžek replaces Miloš Kopecký in the leading role for the sequel. Over the years, the hero has been overtaken by a quite different mood – he is a depressed widower at an advanced age whom his friends try to entertain in vain. Why, they would even get him a “genuine” mermaid… But Petr has grown tired of female company too: he escapes the marriage-seeking Countess von Montfort (Iva Janžurová) and dedicates himself to more profound matters commensurate with his age. He declines to involve himself in a plot against Emperor Rudolf (Zdeněk Řehoř) and in time he finds a new sense in life through a friendship with eccentric inventor Žabka (Václav Neckář).

Synopsis

Petr Vok changes entirely after the death of his wife Kateřina, although in fact he has not been particularly fond of her. He is uninterested in women, and is often gloomy and silent. His friends and family try to distract the noble lord, but without success. Neither graceful young girls nor the sight of his court full of his illegitimate children cheers him up. Vok receives a visit from the Archduke Matyáš, who wants to persuade him to join a conspiracy against the Emperor Rudolf. Vok refuses, and on the contrary saves Rudolf from his enemies in his steam coach. Vok also resists the amorous snares of the Countess of Montfort, who would like to take Kateřina's place. In his forests, Vok is tracking down the young poacher Žabka, but soons makes friends with him, for Žabka offers to make a reality of Vok's lifelong dream - to fly like Icarus. Vok watches Žabka's work on the flying machine with pleasure, and sees his own features in the boy's face - for everything suggests the boy is his son. One day, Vok witness Žabka's take off, but also his fall, which kills the boy. Having grown so fond of the boy, Vok can no longer stay in his chateau. He sets off on the road as a vagabond. In an inn where he stops he refuses to drink to the health of King Matyáš.

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Cast

Martin Růžek

Petr Vok z Rožmberka

Václav Sloup

sluha Cyril

Josef Vinklář

básník Šimon Lomnický

Václav Štekl

kancléř Vintíř

Iva Janžurová

hraběnka z Monfortu

Zdeněk Řehoř

císař Rudolf II.

Karel Šebesta

arcikníže Matyáš, Rudolfův bratr

Václav Neckář

pytlák Žabka

Marie Drahokoupilová

Kateřina z Ludanic, Vokova žena

Eduard Dubský

kardinál Khlesl, Matyášův poradce

Karel Urbánek

komoří a rádce Lang

Svatopluk Beneš

vyšebrodský opat

Jiří Němeček

hluchoněmý sluha

Raoul Schránil

komorník Nebesář

Monika Hálová

venkovská dívka Madlenka

Vladimír Navrátil

sluha Kryštof

Václav Nykl

Krčínův porybný

Karel Augusta

poustevník Medard

Jiří Lír

karlštejnský purkrabí

Vítězslav Černý

nejvyšší komoří Popel z Lobkovic

Lubomír Bryg

ranhojič Kočka

Miloslav Homola

ranhojič Lopata

Ivo Gübel

dědičný kraječ Sezima

Milan Neděla

zloděj koní Pavel Děcko

Karel Hábl

Lichtenštejn

Vladimír Krouský

trpaslík císaře Rudolfa II.

Radan Rusev

Ital Carviani

Oldřich Velen

arcivévoda Kresenburg

František Husák

rychtář Krbec

Karel Dellapina

vesničan Kozelka

Jan Kotva

student

Václav Kotva

hluchoněmý sluha

Miroslav Chochola

podkoní

Jana Kafková

dívka s raky

Ivo Livonec

kovář Plecitý

Vladimír Pospíšil

vesničan Mázdra

Elen Rychtrmocová

nahá dívka

Vladimír Tišer

vrátný na voru

V. Königsberg-Toscani

kouzelník

Bohumil Beníček

hudebník

Adolf Hudec

hudebník

Karel Klement

hudebník

Karel Kolář

hudebník

Miloš Müller

hudebník

Bohuslav Purger

hudebník

Miroslav Dundr

dubl za Václava Štekla

Ladislav Lahoda

dubl za Karla Šebestu

František Michálek

dubl za Martina Růžka a Karla Šebestu – jezdec na koni

Jindřich Sejk

dubl za Martina Růžka

Dana Veselá

dubl za Moniku Hálovou

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Marta Křesinová

Screenstory

Karel Steklý

Screenplay

Karel Steklý

Shooting Script

Karel Steklý

Script Editor

Karel Cop

Director of Photography

Rudolf Stahl ml.

Second Unit Photography

Stanislav Kautský

Camera Operator

Václav Zajíček

Production Designer

Věra Líznerová

Set Designer

Bedřich Čermák, Josef Müller, Bohuslav Varhaník

Costume Designer

Dimitrij Kadrnožka

Sound Designer

Jiří Hora

Production Manager

Jiří Zika

Unit Production Manager

Karel Prchal, Vladimír Tišer

Unit Production Manager

Václav Veruněk

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Seidel

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Songs

Réva a slunce

Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Pan Vok odchází

Czech Title

Pan Vok odchází

English Title

Sir Vok Is Leaving

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

historical, comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1979

Production Year

1979

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 16 November 1978
start of filming 17 January 1979
technical Screenplay approved 25 February 1979
end of filming 17 October 1979
projection approval 2 November 1979

Premiere

premiere 1 August 1980

Creative Group

Dramaturgická skupina Drahoslava Makovičky, Drahoslav Makovička (vedoucí dramaturgické skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

79 min

Original length in metres

2 264 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66, 1:2,35

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech