Mature Wine

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zralé víno

Runtime

94

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1981

Production year

1981

Premiere

31.07.1981

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Vorlíček

Screenplay

Miloš Macourek, Jan Kozák, Svatopluk Novotný

Screenstory

Miloš Macourek, Jan Kozák, Svatopluk Novotný

Summary

The second film in director Václav Vorlíček’s “Wine trilogy” was released in 1981 and constitutes a connecting line between Bouřlivé víno (Wine Working, 1976) and Mladé víno (Young Wine, 1986). While the first film was set in 1968, the sequel has the residents of the south Moravian winemaking village in the contemporary present, charged with vibrant, striving energy. The protagonist is once again good-hearted winemaker Janák. He is having difficulties with the building of a corn drying kiln and is in a struggle with new agricultural cooperative chairman Urban. The chairman wishes to expand the collective by building a furniture production plant. Janák’s gall bladder can’t endure the stress and the hero is admitted to hospital. However, the operation proves successful and those guilty of fraud and bribery in the collective are justly punished. Vladimír Menšík in the lead role delivers his standard comic performance.

Synopsis

Members of the agricultural cooperative in the village of Pálavice invite the deputy director of the Dolinstav company, named Weber, for a hunt. The only man who does not drink at the closing celebration is the cooperative's deputy, Michal Janák, tortured by his gall bladder problems. He is, however, even more troubled by the chairman Urban's plan to start ancillary furniture production in the cooperative. They should produce something useful for the farmers. Weber promises to finally finish the construction of the local corn oasthouse before the harvest. The cooperative member Růžena Šmejkalová breaks up with her long-term suitor Ovečka. He does not stand up for her and is moreover an alcoholic. Janák must be hospitalized. The young doctor Martincová suggests surgery but Janák refuses, out of fear that the chairman will push his intention through during his absence. The reserves Colonel Čestmír Semerád arrives in Pálavice for a date - he replied to Šmejkalová's newspaper ad published in the lonely hearts section. Albeit an orderly man, he is clumsy in establishing social contacts, and thus runs into conflicts all the time. Even though the spontaneous and temperamental Šmejkalová upsets him from the beginning, he decides to stay. Michal disguises himself and runs away from the hospital to the cooperative's managing board meeting. He is, however, outvoted by the others and his strong distress then indeed requires the inevitable surgery. The killjoy and hairsplitter Semerád begins in the cooperative as a stock inventory worker. Weber's company falls behind the production plan and Weber claims to Janák that a bribe of ten thousand crowns can speed up everything. Michal takes the money from his own savings. Weber shovels the money in for himself and moreover advises him how to establish a "black" fund - it is enough to regularly show and pay the work of the so-called "dead souls" on an account. Janák along with other trustworthy cooperative members make it seem like they agree with the fiddle. Michal and his wife Kateřina bring Urban and doctor Martincová together to calm the young chairman down. Semerád soon discovers the deceit with the fictitious employees but Růžena convinces him that it is for a good cause. Janák with his wife and son Karlík do the shown work at nights. Michal finds out how to get the money back from Weber. He knows that the man would like to buy the cooperative's hunting lodge, and tells him that it will be impossible without a bribe. Weber gives him the money and promises more for repairing the roof on his future property. Ovečka makes a bet to get the avowed abstainer Semerád drunk. He succeeds and the colonel causes some disorder. The operation with the bribes is in part revealed and Janák must explain everything. Weber arrives for the celebratory opening of the oasthouse and is immediately arrested for his deceits and bribery. Urban and Janák have a talk and reconcile at the wedding of Šmejkalová and Semerád.

Note

The film Mature Wine was a sequel to the film entitled Wine Working (1976) and the director Vorlíček finally also directed the movie Young Wine (1986).

Film online

Cast

Vladimír Menšík

místopředseda JZD Michal Janák

Božidara Turzonovová

Kateřina, Janáková žena

Iva Janžurová

družstevnice Růžena Šmejkalová

Jiří Sovák

plukovník v. v. Čestmír Semerád

Miloš Kopecký

zástupce Dolinstavu Weber

Josef Větrovec

družstevník Franta Chovanec

František Němec

předseda JZD ing. Urban

Josef Somr

alkoholik Eda Ovečka

František Filipovský

děda Cyril Maruštík

Otto Šimánek

družstevník Kyselý

Miroslav Zounar

družstevník Peterka

Renáta Doleželová

MUDr. Martincová

Václav Sloup

družstevník Kuna

Jan Kraus

řidič Zezulák

Vítězslav Jandák

družstevník Zavřel

Jiří Lábus

účetní Kokoška

David Schneider

Karlík, Janákův syn

Judita Ďurdiaková

účetní Hanka, Zavřelova žena

Libuše Jiskrová

sekretářka Věruška

Lubomír Kostelka

družstevník Řezníček

Ivana Andrlová

Lenka, Karlíkova dívka

Josef A. Stehlík

děda Skřivánek

Mnislav Hofmann

děda Studénka

Jožka Stoklasa

děda Pitucha

Vladimír Hlavatý

děda Pastyřík

Zdeněk Kutil

klempíř

Zdeněk Blažek

starší železničář

Daniela Bartáková

zdravotní sestra

Jan Cmíral

družstevník Osička

Karel Fridrich

vrátný v nemocnici

Adolf Filip

dělník ve skladu

Daniela Bakerová

úřednice na poště

Gabriela Hyrmanová

Lucka, Chovancova dcera

Antonín Lebeda

pacient Weiner

Roman Hájek

svobodník, Karlíkův kamarád

Jiřina Jelenská

tlustá pacientka Ježková

Tomáš Juřička

mladý železničář

Věra Kalendová

cestující s řízkem

Jan Kuželka

Pitucha ml.

Miloslav Šindler

Studénka ml.

Oldřich Velen

Pastyřík ml.

Jana Robenková

Růžičková

Vlastimil Bedrna

skladník Pivoňka

Ludmila Roubíková

družstevnice Julie Beránková

Soňa Vlčková

pokladní JZD

Pavel Spálený (2)

dělník

Jitka Zelenohorská

sekretářka JZD Zbořilová

Jiří Žák

příslušník VB

Karel Huth

hudebník

Ivo Husák

hudebník

Jiří Janoušek (hudebník)

hudebník

Karel Kos

hudebník

Karel Strože

hudebník

František Hanus

náměstek Dolinstavu Plocek

Sabina Remundová

holčička

Marie Motlová

Maruštíkova žena

Dubbing

Vladimír Tišer

hlas Zavřela

Jana Švandová

hlas Hanky

Mirko Musil

hlas železničáře

Ludmila Roubíková

hlas Maruštíkové

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Věra Pištěková

Assistant Director

Bohumil Koška, Eliška Moulisová, Olga Hrčková

Shooting Script

Václav Vorlíček

Script Editor

Václav Erben

Second Unit Photography

Martin Benoni

Camera Operator

Milan Kopecký

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Set Designer

Ivo Černý, Miloš Osvald, Jiří Rulík

Costume Designer

Theodor Pištěk ml.

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Jiří Krejčí

Unit Production Manager

Pražský Přemysl (výroba), Iva Šetková

Unit Production Manager

Karel Stárek

Consultant

Ing. František Studénka

Cooperation

Irena Dekojová, Jitka Bylinská, Helena Lehovcová, František Císař

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Svoboda

Selected Music

Antonín Dvořák (Jakobín /My cizinou jsme bloudili/)

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Ej, od Buchlova, My cizinou jsme bloudili, Ovčáci čtveráci, Nepudu domů, nepudu domů, Už mně koně vyvádějí

Songwriter

Antonín Dvořák (My cizinou jsme bloudili), lidová píseň (Ovčáci čtveráci)

Writer of Lyrics

Marie Červinková-Riegrová (My cizinou jsme bloudili)

Singer

sbor (Ej, od Buchlova), Jiří Sovák (My cizinou jsme bloudili), Jiří Sovák (Ovčáci čtveráci), dětský sbor (Nepudu domů, nepudu domů), mužský sbor (Už mně koně vyvádějí)

Production info

Original Title

Zralé víno

English Title

Mature Wine

Copyright

1981

Production Year

1981

Premiere

31.07.1981

Creative Group

Drahoslav Makovička

Technical info

Format

Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 4. festival české a slovenské filmové veselohry Nové Město nad Metují

1982
Nové Město nad Metují / Czechoslovakia
Jiří Sovák

Vítěz

Festival: 20. festival českých a slovenských filmů Ústí nad Labem

1982
Ústí nad Labem / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 20. festival českých a slovenských filmů Ústí nad Labem

1982
Ústí nad Labem / Czechoslovakia
František Němec

Vítěz

Festival: 32. filmový festival pracujících – léto ´81

1981
62 měst / Czechoslovakia
Miloš Macourek

Vítěz

Festival: 32. filmový festival pracujících – léto ´81

1981
62 měst / Czechoslovakia
František Němec

Vítěz

Festival: 32. filmový festival pracujících – léto ´81

1981
62 měst / Czechoslovakia
Vladimír Menšík

Vítěz

Festival: 32. filmový festival pracujících – léto ´81

1981
62 měst / Czechoslovakia