The Last One Will Fall to Hell

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1982

Production year

1982

Premiere

23 July 1982

Runtime

78 min

Category

film

Genre

adventure, historical

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Poslední propadne peklu

Czech title

Poslední propadne peklu

English title

The Last One Will Fall to Hell

Working title

Pokušitel

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

Dubbing Vlado Müller
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

Jaromír Crha

Dubbing Václav Kaňkovský
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

Iva Šrittrová

dubl za Michaelu Kudláčkovou

Petr Drozda

dubl za Bruna O'Ya

Jaroslav Kadlec (2)

dubl

Commentary

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jan Křížek

Assistant Director

Zdeněk Fiala, Viktor Walter

Director of Photography

Andrej Barla

Second Unit Photography

Jan Kváča

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Assistent Production Designer

Michal Krška

Set Designer

Ivan Ernyei, Josef Pavlík, Jan Petrů, Dana Smržová

Costume Designer

Jarmila Konečná

Film Editor

Josef Valušiak

Assistant Film Editor

Jana Šimonová

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Unit Production Manager

Milan Brabec, Milan Futera, Vlasta Synkulová

Unit Production Manager

František Nejedlý

Consultant

PhDr. Olga Herbenová (historické zbraně), František Michálek, PhDr. Miroslav Mudra, Robert Kratochvíl, Jaroslav Tomsa

Cooperation

Irena Dekojová (klapka), Sidonie Žemberyová (klapka), Alena Červená (fotografka)

Music

Music Composed by

Jaroslav Krček

Music Performed by

Musica Bohemica

Songs

Sedlák z Prahy jede

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer Ivan Vyskočil

Od Krumlova koně jdou

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer Ivan Vyskočil

Do hrnka, do hrnka

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer Jiří Holý

Povídala moje milá

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer Ivan Vyskočil

Tancovali dva malí

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer Ivan VyskočilMichaela Kudláčková

Chodila, chodila vokolo osení

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer Ivan VyskočilJiří HolýJosef Karlík

U našeho Bárty

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer Ivan VyskočilJiří HolýJosef Karlík

Už kohoutek kokrhá

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer Ivan VyskočilMichaela Kudláčková

Production info

Original Title

Poslední propadne peklu

Czech Title

Poslední propadne peklu

English Title

The Last One Will Fall to Hell

Working Title

Pokušitel

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

adventure, historical

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1982

Production Year

1982

Premiere

premiere 23 July 1982 /suitable for youths/

Creative Group

Dramaturgická skupina Oty Hofmana, Ota Hofman (vedoucí dramaturgické skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

78 min

Original length in metres

2 182 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

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