The Last One Will Fall to Hell

adventure, historical

Typology

feature

Czech title

Poslední propadne peklu

Runtime

78

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1982

Production year

1982

Premiere

23.07.1982

Language version

Czech

Director

Ludvík Ráža

Screenplay

Ondřej Vogeltanz, Ludvík Ráža

Screenstory

Ondřej Vogeltanz

Summary

This fairytale adventure set in 1611 numbers among the features for children and adolescents that predominantly populate director Ludvík Ráža’s filmography. Screenwriter Ondřej Vogeltanz – who also scripted Ráža’s “Twainian” TV movie Princ a chuďas (The Prince and the Pauper, 1971) – sets his child stars amidst the dramatic ambience caused by the outbreak of the Thirty Years’ War. Mercenaries from Passau are retreating to avoid the army of the Hungarian king and our modest heroes become victims of the circumstances. The overflowing purse of merchant Bartoš, and the magic bottle that can fulfil a wish for anyone who possesses it, complicate their journey even more. Wandering musician Matouš, who dreams of forming a great band, and lonely, 12-year-old Magdalena, searching after her lost mother, encounter each other on their way to Krumlov… Young Michaela Kudláčková and the seasoned Ivan Vyskočil take centre-stage in this attractive genre feature from Ráž.

Synopsis

It is 1611. The army from the Austrian Passau invades Bohemia. It murdered and plundered in Prague until the army of the Hungarian king forced it to retreat. The soldiers want to get to the town of Krumlov but they face the attacks of the Bohemian cavalry men. Ordinary people, however, must be careful about both the former and the latter. But even in this merciless time, they want to live, fulfill their duties and heed their dreams. Merchant Bartoš is transporting a pouch with money to pay off his debt to the village magistrate, Holoubek, but the leader of the Passau mob, Hoff, takes it off him. He, too, has his big wish - to have a large cohort of cavalry men, but that costs lots of money. The wandering musician Matouš, called Doggie, is obsessed by his desire to establish a large music band, but that requires lots of money as well. The twelve-year old Magdalena travels to Krumlov to her mother's. Everybody who meets on their travels or in a pub have an itch for Bartoš's money pouch and are prepared to fight for it. In Kryštof's pub, the quack Physicus sells a magic vial. It can reportedly fulfill one wish and then must be sold, but only for half the previous price. Matouš buys the vial and, in no time, draws the money pouch from the water. Magdalena and Matouš are arrested on the basis of a false denunciation. Matouš must throw a dice for his life. Magdalena buys the vial from the publican for three groschen. She then plays instead of Matouš and wins. The two drop in to Kryštof's pub. They are caught up by Hoff there who buys the vial from Magdalena. He hears a horse whinney and goes to the front of the pub, convinced that his dreamt-up cohort is outside, but he is shot by the enemies. Matouš and Magdalena set off to Krumlov. They do not believe in miracles any more.

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Cast

Michaela Kudláčková

Magdalena Korálková

Ivan Vyskočil

muzikář Matouš Psík

Bruno O'Ya

pasovský fendrich Hoff

Luděk Munzar

Vaněk, velitel hořovických biřiců

Josef Karlík

krčmář Kryštof

Dagmar Veškrnová

děvečka Keruše

Jiří Holý

muzikant Kašehrnek

Petr Haničinec

kupec Bartoš z Krumlova

Martin Růžek

hořovický rychtář Holoubek, krčmář

Boris Rösner

pasovský voják Sepp

Petr Oliva

pasovský voják Niklas

Ota Sklenčka

nový rychtář

Josef Somr

taliánský šarlatán Fyzikus

Zdeněk Srstka

voják Bastl

Miroslav Moravec

poďobaný biřic

Jan Teplý

biřic

Jaromír Crha

pražský zlatník Němec Tyrhammer

Jiřina Bílá

Tyrhammerova žena

Václav Kotva

sluha u rychtáře

Jaroslava Pokorná

služka, matka Magdaleny

Roman Hájek

světlovlasý voják

Karel Texel

pocestný

Jaroslav Luks

jezdec na koni

Petr Drozda

kaskadér

Karel Engel

kaskadér

Miroslav Jíra

kaskadér

Jaroslav Klenot

kaskadér

Jiří Klenot

kaskadér

Jiří Kraus

kaskadér

Vladimír Kaisr

kaskadér

Ladislav Lahoda

kaskadér

Miroslav Lahoda

kaskadér

Pavel Myslík

kaskadér

Jindřich Sejk

kaskadér

Oldřich Semerák

kaskadér

Zdeněk Srstka

kaskadér

Jaroslav Šanda

kaskadér

Jaroslav Kadlec (2)

dubl

Iva Šrittrová

dubl za Kudláčkovou

Commentary

Dubbing

Vlado Müller

hlas Hoffa

Václav Kaňkovský

hlas Tyrhammera

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jan Křížek

Assistant Director

Zdeněk Fiala, Libuše Vaněčková, Viktor Walter

Second Unit Photography

Jan Kváča

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Set Designer

Ivan Ernyei, Josef Pavlík, Jan Petrů, Dana Smržová

Costume Designer

Jarmila Konečná

Film Editor

Josef Valušiak

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Unit Production Manager

Milan Brabec, Milan Futera, Vlasta Synkulová

Unit Production Manager

František Nejedlý

Consultant

PhDr. Olga Herbenová, František Michálek, PhDr. Miroslav Mudra, Robert Kratochvíl

Cooperation

Sidonie Žemberyová, Irena Dekojová, Jana Šimonová, Alena Červená, Michal Krška

Music

Music Composed by

Jaroslav Krček

Music Performed by

Musica Bohemica

Songs

Sedlák z Prahy jede, Od Krumlova koně jdou, Do hrnka, do hrnka, Povídala moje milá, Tancovali dva malí, Chodila, chodila vokolo osení, U našeho Bárty, Už kohoutek kokrhá

Songwriter

lidová píseň (Sedlák z Prahy jede), lidová píseň (Od Krumlova koně jdou), lidová píseň (Do hrnka, do hrnka), lidová píseň (Povídala moje milá), lidová píseň (Tancovali dva malí), lidová píseň (Chodila, chodila vokolo osení), lidová píseň (U našeho Bárty), lidová píseň (Už kohoutek kokrhá)

Singer

Ivan Vyskočil (Sedlák z Prahy jede), Ivan Vyskočil (Od Krumlova koně jdou), Jiří Holý (Do hrnka, do hrnka), Ivan Vyskočil (Povídala moje milá), Ivan Vyskočil (Tancovali dva malí), Michaela Kudláčková (Tancovali dva malí), Ivan Vyskočil (Chodila, chodila vokolo osení), Jiří Holý (Chodila, chodila vokolo osení), Josef Karlík (Chodila, chodila vokolo osení), Ivan Vyskočil (U našeho Bárty), Jiří Holý (U našeho Bárty), Josef Karlík (U našeho Bárty), Ivan Vyskočil (Už kohoutek kokrhá), Michaela Kudláčková (Už kohoutek kokrhá)

Production info

Original Title

Poslední propadne peklu

English Title

The Last One Will Fall to Hell

Working Title

Pokušitel

Copyright

1982

Production Year

1982

Premiere

23.07.1982

Creative Group

Ota Hofman

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: Pionýrský filmový festival Praha

1989
Praha / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 1. mezinárodní filmový festival mladého diváka Laon

1983
Laon / France
Ludvík Ráža

Vítěz

Festival: 22. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1982
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Michaela Kudláčková

Vítěz

Festival: 22. festival filmů pro děti Gottwaldov

1982
Zlín / Czechoslovakia