Honey Price

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Cena medu

Runtime

76

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1986

Production year

1986

Premiere

01.11.1987

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaromír Borek

Screenplay

Pavel Hajný

Screenstory

Pavel Hajný

Summary

Director Jaromír Borek capped off a career of more than 20 years with the story of a five-year-old boy allergic to bee stings. General practitioner Vrba has his own method for dealing with such cases – a blood transfusion directly from a beekeeper who has experienced many bee stings over the years. But tracking down such a donor for the heavily traumatised youngster is no easy feat. The police service thus joins forces with doctors to help save the child’s life... The drama chiefly plays out in a hospital. It is based on a true story, which occurred in the former East Germany. The tense script, written by Pavel Hajný, also showcases the talents of actor Oldřich Vlach, largely known to audiences through his television roles. This 1986 movie features Vlach as a physician battling to save five-year-old Péťu.

Synopsis

The little Péa is at his grandfather's in the Giant Mountains. He is waiting for his parents and is looking forward to spending the holidays with them. The grandfather's bees swarm. The swarm finally settles in a tree. Péa bumps into the tree and the entire swarm pounces on his head. The boy is taken to hospital. He is in a deep coma and in danger of dying. Ordinary treatment cannot cope with so many stings in the small child's body. The duty nurse calls doctor Vrba at home for he has his specific method for such cases: a blood transfusion from a bee-keeper. Péa's grandfather immediately offers himself but he has a different blood group. The hospital issues a list of all bee-keepers in the district and visits them in an ambulance. Even the police is involved. Finally, they manage to get the right blood for Péa and it seems that the battle is won. But the dose is insufficient and searching for an appropriate blood donor must start again. Fortunately for Péa, there are people who help without delay. One of them is a German customs officer, who is driven to the hospital by Czech tourists. After several transfusions, the medical student Monika notices that the boy moved. That is a sign of improvement and hope. Morning arrives and the sun comes up after the dark night.

Note

Petr Hajný wrote the script after a real accident. It occurred in Greifswald in the German Democratic Republic in 1984 where MD Weisbitzski saved the life of a fiveyear old boy who suffered aproximately five hundred bee stings.

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Cast

Oldřich Vlach

MUDr. Vrba

Petr Pospíchal

MUDr. Kavan

Jiří Vondráček

Péťův otec

Marta Hrachovinová

Hanka, Péťova matka

Miroslav Zounar

MUDr. Malina

Hana Vávrová

medička Monika

Daniela Šrajerová

staniční sestra Jiřina

Jiří Němeček

Péťův dědeček

Bronislav Poloczek

nadpraporčík VB Poláček

Petr Lepša

nadstrážmistr VB

Zdeněk David

strážmistr VB

Luboš Veselý

saniťák Kája

Dana Horčicová

denní sestra

Zdeňka Sajfertová

denní sestra

Miroslav Středa

celník Janda

Libuše Štědrá

Vrbova žena

MUDr. Ivana Němečková

MUDr.Němcová

Zuzana Skalická

dispečerka Míla

Václav Sloup

včelař Ladislav Novotný

Karel Koloušek

průvodčí ČSD

Vlastimil Hašek

včelař Jan Husárek

Ladislav Trojan

včelař Lojza

Míla Myslíková

manželka Lojzy

Václav Helšus

malíř pokojů Vala

Jan Kotva

celník

Pavel Taussig

celník

Igor Smržík

německý celník Rolf

Jana Altmannová

vesnická teta

Jan Novotný

dárce krve

Miriam Brochová

noční sestra

Eva Salzmannová

noční sestra

Eva Asterová

architektka Kateřina

Jindřich Bonaventura

včelařský funkcionář Fanda

Blanka Blahníková

poštovní úřednice

Karel Greif

štamgast

Pavel Jiras

majitel vesnického stavení

Jaroslav Vlach

ing. Kopečný

Dana Baslerová

Marie Kopečná

Petr Loužecký

syn Kopečných

Jan Vedral

syn Kopečných

Václav Neužil

otec MUDr.Vrby

Miroslav Nohýnek

lékař z Prahy

Jan Kraus

saniťák

Ladislav Krečmer

pořadatel

Regina Zahradníková

dívka v hotelu

Jiří Ouhleda

řidič Tatry 613

Alena Rindlerová

teta na svatbě

Radim Vašinka

ochotnický herec - mlynář v Lucerně

P. Beneš

herec

J. Gogela

herec

Irena Hýsková

herečka

K. Pavelková

herečka

Radovan Versigan

herec

Lenka Volfová

herečka

Dubbing

Jana Drbohlavová

hlas Kopečné

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Petr Koliha

Assistant Director

René Slauka, Hana Suchá, Irena Klausová

Screenstory

Pavel Hajný

Screenplay

Pavel Hajný

Shooting Script

Jaromír Borek

Script Editor

Věra Kalábová

Second Unit Photography

Lubomír Moravec

Camera Operator

Antonín Mařík

Production Designer

Ludvík Široký

Set Designer

Jiří Forst, Jan Hodný, Karel Plaňanský, Milan Šilha

Costume Designer

Dimitrij Kadrnožka

Sound Designer

Tomáš Potůček

Production Manager

Jiří Zika

Unit Production Manager

Olga Zelenská, Antonín Pražský

Unit Production Manager

Drahomíra Čížková

Consultant

MUDr. Ivana Němečková

Cooperation

Lenka Křivánková, Květa Švábová, Jaroslav Řeřicha, Miroslav Jirsa

Music

Music Composed by

Milan Dvořák

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Mario Klemens (FISYO)

Songs

Rovnou

Songwriter

The Wilburn Brothers (Rovnou)

Writer of Lyrics

Jan Vyčítal (Rovnou)

Production info

Original Title

Cena medu

English Title

Honey Price

Working Title

Rojení

Copyright

1986

Production Year

1986

Premiere

01.11.1987

Creative Group

Josef Císař

Technical info

Format

35mm

Versions

Czech