Young Wine

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Mladé víno

Runtime

94

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1986

Production year

1986

Premiere

01.09.1986

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Vorlíček

Screenplay

Miloš Macourek, Svatopluk Novotný, Jan Kozák, Václav Vorlíček

Screenstory

Miloš Macourek, Svatopluk Novotný, Jan Kozák, Václav Vorlíček

Summary

Following Bouřlivé víno (Wine Working, 1976) and Zralé víno (Mature Wine, 1981), inspired by Jan Kozák’s novel Svatý Michal (Saint Michael, 1971), director Václav Vorlíček and screenwriter Miloš Macourek return once again to the South Moravian village of Pálavice. The wiping out of the opposition in 1968 and the successful building of the farming cooperative during the “normalisation” period are both bound to the personality of good-natured cooperative chairman Michal Janák. He is now to be replaced at the helm by young bureaucrat Petrus. This time around, the film’s central misunderstanding is centred on a new and expensive computer, ostentatiously boycotted by the conservative farmers. However, Petrus also faces more serious issues related to the pilfering of socialist property. The film, completing Václav Vorlíček’s politically involved “Wine Trilogy”, enjoyed high-quality casting. At the forefront were Josef Abrhám, Vladimír Menšík and Jiří Sovák.

Synopsis

A young agricultural clerk, Jan Petrus, is about to take up the post of chairman of a cooperative in the village of Pálavice. Before he definitely assumes his position, he decides to work in a restaurant in the village community centre as a waiter to become closely familar with the local conditions. He lodges at his relatives, the Semerád family. Everything seems to be in order in Pálavice but Jan soon discovers countless shortcomings. The acting chairman, Zlámal, only thinks about his own career and the deputy chairman, Michal Janák, cannot manage everything by himself. A big source of disputes is a new and very expensive computer purchased by Zlámal who, however, does not care about its utilization. The head of the computing centre is only supported by Zlámal's step-daughter, Lenka, while the others boycott the machine. When Lenka publishes a critical article about the cooperative, Zlámal fires her. She is taken in by the Semeráds. Petrus discovers a shortfall and thefts in the cooperative, and thus becomes subjected to intrigues. Mainly Zlámal wants to compromise him as soon as he learns that Petrus is the future cooperative's chairman. But also those who steal from the cooperative want to get rid of him. Their efforts, however, fail. Petrus takes charge of his position and puts the enterprise in order. Even work with the computer starts. Moreover, Petrus becomes close to Lenka. Michal Janák inspects the ripening grapes in a vineyard. In his opinion, the young wine will certainly be excellent.

Note

The film Young Wine is a free sequel of Vorlíček´s films Wine Working (1976) and Mature Wine (1981).

Film online

Cast

Vladimír Menšík

místopředseda družstva Michal Janák

Božidara Turzonovová

Kateřina, Janákova žena

Jiří Sovák

Čestmír Semerád

Iva Janžurová

Růžena, Semerádova manželka

Josef Abrhám

brigádník Jan Petrus

Pavel Nový

ing. Richard Barták, vedoucí výpočetního střediska

Josef Větrovec

vedoucí skladu František Chovanec

František Filipovský

děda Maruštík

Bronislav Poloczek

Oldřich Zlámal, zástupce předsedy

Josef Somr

výčepní Eda Ovečka

Václav Sloup

traktorista Kuna

David Schneider

Karlík, Janákův syn, hlavní zootechnik

Ivana Andrlová

Lenka, Zlámalova nevlastní dcera

Pavel Trávníček

Zdeněk Skřivánek, Zlámalův řidič

František Němec

ing. Urban, ředitel Okresní zemědělské správy

Adolf Filip

Váchal, ředitel krajské zemědělské správy

Jiří Lábus

účetní Kokoška

Jana Synková

pokladní Bartáková, Richardova manželka

Martina Gasparovičová

Jana, Richardova nová přítelkyně

Ivan Vyskočil

nadporučík VB Vojtěch Pánek

Vlasta Žehrová

Pánkova žena

Otto Šimánek

družstevník Kyselý

Alena Procházková

Vlastička, Zlámalova žena, Lenčina matka

Jan Kraus

družstveník Zezulák

Radoslava Boháčová

sekretářka Radka

Ivana Vavrová

Dana, kamarádka Jany

Gabriela Rittichová

Monika

Žofie Veselá

drbna Baďurová

Pavel Szukala

polský host Gemrot

Bronislav Bielan

polský host Kowalski

Markéta Sikorová

tlumočnice

Jan Kuželka

družstevník Pitucha

Ivana Leislerová

sekretářka Urbana

Monika Hladová

sekretářka Váchala

Josef Hejna

řidič

Miloš Vávra

řidič

Dana Matějková

Zavřelova žena

Filip Menzel

výrostek

Lubor Kallus

výrostek

Josef Špetlák

diskžokej

Karel Texel

družstevník

Jožka Stoklasa

příslušník VB

Gabriela Musilová

dívka v hostinci

Eva Weissová

dojička

Jiří Káňa

Milan/kaskadér

Richard Gorski

Víťa/kaskadér

Jiří Kalenský

kaskadér

Martin Kantor

kaskadér

Dubbing

Vítězslav Jandák

hlas diskžokeje

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaroslav Pour

Assistant Director

Kryštof Hanzlík

Shooting Script

Václav Vorlíček

Script Editor

Miroslav Vaic

Second Unit Photography

Václav Helliman

Camera Operator

Jiří Maxa

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Set Designer

Bohumil Kadlec, Jan Klíma

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Dobroslav Šrámek

Production Manager

Přemysl Pražský

Unit Production Manager

Martina Krýslová, Bohdan Kysil

Unit Production Manager

Rudolf Mráz

Consultant

Martin Plíhal, Ing. Bohuslav Kyncl, Ing. Jaroslav Hána

Cooperation

Miloš Matula, Magda Hájková, J. Ždimera, Jan Menšík, Jitka Bylinská, Jana Pokorná (3)

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Svoboda

Music Performed by

skupina Elektrovox

Songs

Pár slov a dost, Tajnej kód

Songwriter

Karel Svoboda (Pár slov a dost), Karel Svoboda (Tajnej kód)

Writer of Lyrics

Vladimír Kočandrle (Pár slov a dost), Vladimír Kočandrle (Tajnej kód)

Singer

Marcela Březinová (Pár slov a dost), Marcela Březinová (Tajnej kód)

Production info

Original Title

Mladé víno

English Title

Young Wine

Copyright

1986

Production Year

1986

Premiere

01.09.1986

Creative Group

Jiří Blažek

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 8. festival české a slovenské filmové veselohry Nové Město nad Metují

1986
Nové Město nad Metují / Czechoslovakia
Václav Vorlíček

Vítěz

Festival: 37. filmový festival pracujících – léto ´86

1986
75 měst / Czechoslovakia
Ivana Andrlová

Vítěz

Festival: 37. filmový festival pracujících – léto ´86

1986
75 měst / Czechoslovakia
Václav Vorlíček