All or Nothing

drama, psychological

Typology

feature

Czech title

Všechno nebo nic

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1984

Production year

1984

Premiere

01.11.1985

Language version

Czech

Director

Štěpán Skalský

Screenplay

Vladimír Poštulka, Štěpán Skalský

Screenstory

Vladimír Poštulka

Summary

The fate of two brothers set apart by their different temperaments but linked by their relationships to one woman was the basis for director Štěpán Skalský’s 1984 contemporary psychological story. The sporting prima donna Viktor decides to leave his bicycling career behind for the love of a student named Lenka. Meanwhile, his older brother Max, a sculptor, must completely rearrange his life following a serious injury to his arm… A confrontation between brothers who have different values enabled the director to construct a classic drama in which both men must take stock of their lives. The leads went to Vladimír Kratina (Max) and Ondřej Pavelka (Viktor) while Zora Jandová appeared as Lenka. Veteran actor Jan Schmid plays a clerk; he was frequently cast in the 1980s, even if mostly in such minor roles.

Synopsis

Viktor Vydra is a professional cyclist and his older brother Max is a sculptor. The two brothers are seldom in contact. Viktor is solely interested in his sport and the money which it brings. Max retreated to a South-Bohemian village where his neighbour Marie takes care of him. Viktor gets into a crisis, giving up in the fourth race of the season. He meets a very young student Lenka on the street and falls in love with her, deciding to give up cycling because of her. He takes her to Max, from whom an art foundation has commissioned a sculpture of a bicyclist as an award for the winner. Lenka is captivated by Max and, during the second visit, she offers to pose for him as a nude model. But the sculptor refuses. Viktor starts working as a waiter. He does not like his brother's sculpture and takes him to races to show him real bicyclists. They, however, have a car accident on the way back and Max's right hand is seriously injured. He is sent to a rehabilitation sanatorium in Kladruby. But his condition does not improve and Max realizes that he will never sculpt again. He wants to kill himself but when his co-patient wants to commit suicide, he helps him overcome his depression and he himself decides to live. He breaks up with Marie because he cannot stand her pity, and starts photographing nature. Viktor, too, decides to change his life. He begins to train again and soon appears at the races again. But he is not a boasting primadonna any more, and even selflessly helps his friend to win. Lenka is alternately meeting both brothers. She sets off to visit Max at his cottage but finds Viktor there, too. She pretends to have a new lover and says good bye to them. The brothers are sad, but they know that she helped them both solve their problems.

Cast

Vladimír Kratina

sochař Max Vydra

Zora Jandová

studentka ekonomie Lenka

Ondřej Pavelka

cyklista Viktor Vydra, Maxův bratr

Hana Kofránková

Marie, Maxova sousedka

Zdeněk Buchvaldek

primář v nemocnici

Alois Švehlík

trenér Vašek Mach

Oldřich Navrátil

pacient Fuka, bývalý traktorista

Jan Teplý

vedoucí hospody Šebesta

František Řehák

primář v rehabilitační léčebně

Ivan Gogál

pacient Boris Ujčík, bývalý fotbalista

Jiří Hálek

pacient Emil

Karel Heřmánek

masér Kafr

František Husák

bývalý fotbalista Holec

Kateřina Lojdová

Eva, Viktorova dívka

Martin Kolár

novinář Slavík

Petr Kocek

cyklista Luděk Vrba

Milan Mach

pracovník výtvarného fondu Hložek

Zdeněk Dušek

fotograf Ota

Lenka Termerová

rehabilitační sestra Lída

Jan Kraus

Ruda Kunc, Viktorův bývalý spolužák

Eva Činčerová

manekýna

Karel Koloušek

platící host v restauraci

Zdeňka Černá

zdravotní sestra v nemocnici

Marcela Martínková

zdravotní sestra Zdenička

Petr Obdržálek

Honzík, syn Marie

Jana Robenková

pomocnice v kuchyni

Rudolf Hrušínský ml.

mechanik Zibrín

Petra Cibulková

invalidní dívka

Jan Žaloudek

cyklista Sova

Jan Schmid

úředník Díla

Milan Klacek

úředník Díla

Robert Bakalář

televizní reportér

Jiří Kraus

hospodský rváč

Jaroslav Tomsa

hospodský rváč

Jaroslav Šanda

hospodský rváč

Ivan Flašar

cyklista

Zdeněk Gavenda

cyklista

Petr Havel

cyklista

Karel Smrž

ochmelka

Jaroslav Klenot

pacient rehabilitačního ústavu

Jaroslav Vlk

pacient rehabilitačního ústavu

Vladimír Poštulka

divák v plátěném klobouku

Dubbing

Jiří Prager

hlas motocyklisty

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Lada Vacková

Assistant Director

Martin Faltýn, Ivana Malíková

Shooting Script

Štěpán Skalský

Script Editor

Vladimír Bor

Second Unit Photography

Jan Hanzal

Camera Operator

František Kučera

Production Designer

Karel Lier

Set Designer

Milan Bábik, Jiří Matějka, Eva Slívová, Milan Tahotný

Costume Designer

Helena Dubová

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm

Production Manager

Jan Syrový

Unit Production Manager

Helena Landovská, Věra Lukášová, Lev Veltrubský

Unit Production Manager

František Nejedlý

Consultant

Aleš Vála, Petr Kocek, ak. sochař Milan Vácha

Music

Music Composed by

Vítězslav Hádl

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Mario Klemens (FISYO)

Songs

Hledej mě tam, kde kvetou kytky bílý

Singer

Petra Cibulková (Hledej mě tam, kde kvetou kytky bílý)

Production info

Original Title

Všechno nebo nic

English Title

All or Nothing

Copyright

1984

Production Year

1984

Premiere

01.11.1985

Creative Group

Jiří Blažek

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 12. celostátní festival zdravotnických filmů Podbořany

1985
Podbořany / Czechoslovakia