Crime Games

crime

Typology

feature

Czech title

Divoká svině

Runtime

107

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1989

Production year

1989

Premiere

01.09.1990

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan Kubišta

Screenplay

Pavel Frýbort, Miloš Fedaš, Jan Kubišta

Screenstory

Pavel Frýbort, Jan Kubišta

Summary

In the late eighties, the dramatists of Prague's Barrandov film studios endeavoured to offer viewers Western-style pictures. Despite the fact that the writers and camera crews had little professional experience with this type of entertainment, pictures such as Divoká svině (Crime Games) often emerged. This sole feature-length film of director Jan Kubišta came out in 1989. It used the script of Miloš Fedaš and Pavel Frýbort. The film's protagonist is the Ostrava-born detective Jareš (Ondřej Pavelka), who, after being transferred to Prague, solves the case of Parus, who has just been released from jail; he is shocked to find that in the metropolis the world of crime is closely linked to police activities. The police force's officers often find the temptation of corruption irresistible... In Kubišta’s film, Marek Vašut, Michael Dlouhý and Oldřich Vlach appear in the roles of law enforcers. On the side of crime are Vitezslav Jandák (Parus) and Ladislav Županič (the Yugoslavian smuggler Grlič).

Synopsis

The Ostrava criminalist Jareš is transferred to Prague after having a conflict with the local golden kids. The villa of the prominent Sedlakovič is robbed by the recidivist Legeza. The trafficker nicknamed Blonďák (Blonde) sells the stolen antique jewellery to the Yugoslav Grlič while throwing away the gold-coloured sculpture of a Stakhanovite, which Legeza also picked up in the villa. The criminal Parus who had just been released from prison looks in vain for a job in the town of Sokolov. He has a fight with the pimps of two woman thieves and then asks engineer Hanzig - the undisclosed accomplice of his previous crimes - for help. Hanzig drives him to Prague. Grlič approaches the border but loses his nerve; he fails to smuggle the jewellery and returns to the Czech Republic. A severely wounded Romany man in Sokolov identifies Parus as the culprit from photographs. Jareš is charged with investigating the Parus' case. His colleagues also include his former friend, Otakar Bílek. During the investigation, Jareš gradually reveals with shock how tightly interconnected are the worlds of criminals, moneychangers, corrupt police and prominents. The discarded sculpture brings another clue and the criminalists also discover the trafficker Grlič. In spite of that, one of the investigators claims that they "uselessly dig around like a wild sow". The prostitute Helena tries to blackmail Parus which costs her her life. The criminals remarkably manage to keep escaping - someone keeps warning them. Jareš is transferred to investigate another case, but the new investigation gives him a trace to Parus. Otakar Bílek tries to kill him in a gunfight and Jareš grasps that his friend wanted to remove a witness of his venality. Otakar cynically laughs at him - no one can prove anything about him. The fight eventually breaks their friendship. The next day, Jareš is assigned an insignificant investigation.

Film online

Cast

Ondřej Pavelka

poručík VB František Jareš

Marek Vašut

poručík VB Otakar Bílek

Michal Dlouhý

podporučík VB Ivan Dvořák

Oldřich Vlach

major VB Vlach

Vítězslav Jandák

kriminálník Parus

Miloslav Kopečný

inženýr Bohuslav Hanzig

Ivana Chýlková

Daniela Imrichová

Miluše Šplechtová

prostitutka Helena, sestra Daniely

Jiří Hálek

Sedlakovič

Ladislav Županič

jugoslávský pašerák Grlič

René Přibil

nadporučík VB Stanislav Vágner

Jiří Wohanka

nadporučík VB Mrkvička

Stanislav Tříska

poručík VB Řinčil

Petr Popelka

poručík VB Kolek

Gabriela Wilhelmová

Vlastička, sekretářka VB

Viktor Vrabec

náčelník VB v Ostravě

Antonín Hardt

náčelník VB v Praze

Jiřina Jelenská

Sedlakovičova žena

Jiří Samek

německý obchodník Kunc

Pavel Skřípal

Fero Legeza

Jiřina Jelenská

Sedlakovičová

Rudolf Stärz

nadporučík Zíma

Pavel Robin

starý Legeza

Roman Hemala

starožitník

Jiří Kvasnička

vekslák Richard

Rudolf Vodrážka

příslušník VB

Andrea Bogušovská

děvče z garáží

Antonín Zacpal

starý muž

Zdeněk Mucha

výčepní

Milan Duchek

číšník

Jana Robenková

stará ficka

Simona Prasková

mladá ficka

Jana Šedová

sousedka Heleny

Pavel Vangeli

syn sousedky

Eva Záběhlická

matka Imricha

Jindřich Hrdý

příslušník VB

Jiří Sýkora

zadržený

Milan Šenki

ostravský cikán

Karel Vávrovec

ostravský kriminalista

Karel Suzska

ostravský kriminalista

Petr Sekanina

polský překupník

František Stupka

muž na mostě

Miroslav Dubský

prodavač

Jana Marková

sousedka na pavlači

Jan Dejmek

opilec

Hana Lelitová

žena v Ostravě

Andrea Sedláčková

smějící se dívka

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Kubišta

Second Unit Director

Kryštof Hanzlík

Assistant Director

Jan Záhumenský, Zuzana Plecerová

Second Unit Photography

Jan Kváča

Camera Operator

Ivan Jiránek

Production Designer

Václav Hlávka

Set Designer

Čermák Miroslav (3), Jaroslav Chytrý, Jan Huptych, Milan Šefrna

Costume Designer

Jana Břežková

Film Editor

Eva Bobková

Sound Designer

Karel Martínek

Production Manager

Jiří Beránek

Unit Production Manager

Bohumil Vlach, Vlasta Synkulová, Bára Jelínková

Unit Production Manager

Jelínek Rudolf (2), Michal Škop

Consultant

mjr. JUDr. Miloslav Dočekal, Jaroslav Tomsa

Cooperation

Martin Malý, Helena Lehovcová, Ondřej Balík, Marta Bandyová, Alice Sotonová, Rudolf Friesz

Music

Music Composed by

Pavel Richter

Music Performed by

Richter Band

Songs

Javorník, Javorník

Songwriter

lidová píseň (Javorník, Javorník)

Singer

Ondřej Pavelka (Javorník, Javorník)

Production info

Original Title

Divoká svině

English Title

Crime Games

Working Title

Přesilová hra

Copyright

1989

Production Year

1989

Premiere

01.09.1990

Creative Group

Jan Vild

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam

Versions

Czech