Vampire Wedding

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Svatba upírů

Runtime

96

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production year

1993

Premiere

29.09.1993

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaroslav Soukup

Screenplay

Jaroslav Soukup, Miroslav Vaic, Jaroslav Vokřál

Screenstory

Jaroslav Soukup, Miroslav Vaic

Synopsis

It is the 18th century in Bohemia. A young Englishman, Richard Bancroft, and his uncle Archibald are on their travels throughout Europe and are introduced to Colonel Degendorf and Count Kronberg, the latter being accompanied by the charming and beautiful Olivia. Richard immediately falls in love with her. They all go to Prague. In Prague, Richard receives an invitation to a masked ball, being held at Kronberg's residence. The guests include the homosexual Roman, a caretaker and her wooer singer Alfieri and also Degendorf who searches for his missing son Kristian there. At the ball, Richard is addressed by Olivia who is not against meeting the young man, being away from Kronberg's supervision. Richard loves the girl dearly even though he finds out that she is a vampire. At night, Richard sets off for an inspection of the palace and witnesses Alfieri pouncing on the woman caretaker and bleeding her white. Degendorf discovers the undecayed body of his son in the grave of a Jewish merchant. He does not want his son to continue in his vampire life, and thus shoots him dead with a sacred bullet. The trio of dauntless men – Degendorf, Archibald and physician Hermann – decide to exterminate the vampires. They break into the palace but try in vain to get to the count's grave. They are locked in a cellar by the valet Fridrich. Richard, who was looking for Olivia in the palace, is jailed in the crypt, too. He, however, manages to escape and also helps the three vampire killers. He himself runs away with Olivia who takes him to the decaying château of her family. The courageous threesome squares up with the vampires in the morning. Richard marries Olivia and the three vampire killers arrive at the chapel to attend the wedding ceremony. Uncle Archibald wishes happiness to the newlywed couple and, smiling, reveals his brand new vampire teeth.

Cast

Rudolf Hrušínský nejml.

Richard Bancroft

Iveta Bartošová

hraběnka Olivie

Petr Nárožný

obchodník Archibald, Richardův strýc

Viktor Preiss

upír hrabě Kronberg

Luděk Kopřiva

doktor Hermann

Petr Pelzer

plukovník Heinrich von Degendorf

Nelly Gaierová

upírka stará baronka

Oldřich Vízner

upír operní pěvec Alfieri

Miroslav Táborský

sluha Fridrich

Vladimír Marek

homosexuální upír Roman

Otakar Brousek ml.

upír poručík Kristian von Degendorf

Zdeněk Řehoř

potulný mnich

Vladimír Krška

hoteliér U Páva

Jaroslav Moučka

hostinský

Zuzana Geislerová

kostnatá upírka

Jan Přeučil

policejní důstojník

Antonín Procházka

kapelník, dirigent a hráč na cembalo

Vanda Hybnerová

děvečka

Miroslav Vlček

hoteliér U Golema

Martina Šmuková

služka v hotelu

Jana Hanáčková

dáma na Petříně

Pavel Galan

rabín

Irena Svobodová

korpulentní dáma

Jan Hraběta

kočí

Alexandr Voronovský

Hana Fryčerová

Bronislav Bobčík

Jiří Vnouček

Michal Legeza

Věra Eckhartová

Blahoslav Čermák

Markéta Josífková

Vladimír Kratochvíl

Andrea Sousedíková

Luboš Šťastný

Petr Valeš

Jan Kokeš

Julie Dochvatová

Josef Matouš

Jaroslava Čápová

Dubbing

Simona Vrbická

hlas Olivie

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Dagmar Frantová, Petr Erben

Script Supervisor

Dagmar Zelenková

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Soukup

Camera Operator

Václav Zajíček, Jiří Pechar (steadicam), Oldřich Eichler (steadicam), Miroslav Vojkůvka (služba u kamery), Radim Štefan (služba u kamery)

Production Designer

Olga Rosenfelderová

Assistent Production Designer

Jan Vlasák

Set Designer

Karel Vaňásek (vedoucí výpravy), Michal Kraus, Milan Kvak, Vladimír Kvěch

Costume Designer

Šárka Hejnová

Assistant Film Editor

Růžena Hejsková, Jana Šimonová

Sound Designer

Jiří Hora

Assistant Sound Designer

Mstislav Pilný

Titles Designed by

Zdeněk Zapletal

Executive Producer

Jaroslav Soukup (výkonný producent JS Film)

Production Manager

Pavel Nový

Unit Production Manager

Miloslav Doležal, Jaroslav Čipera, Lenka Jandová (ekonomka)

Unit Production Manager

Michaela Antošíková, Pavel Bačkovský (pokladník)

Consultant

Jaroslav Tomsa

Cooperation

Edita Kušková (klapka), Jaroslav Betka (vrchní osvětlovač), Karel Kouba (fotograf), Martin Hanuš (koně), Equicentrum (koně), Vladimír Altman, Bořivoj Bodlák, Miloš Hána, Jiří Holma, JUDr. Jiří Horáček, Josef Kuška, Petr Pek, Jan Rážek, Antonín Reichl, Jaroslav Slavíček, Karel Staněk, Josef Tiller, Petr Trtek, Libor Valenta

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Barták

Selected Music

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Kouzelná flétna /árie Tamina/), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Don Giovanni /árie Ottavia/), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Menuet F dur), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Divertimento D dur Allegro), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Serenada č. 7 D dur „Haffnerova“), Joseph Haydn (Menuet trio č. 1 D dur), Joseph Haydn (Menuet Divertimento in C, polonéza), Giuseppe Verdi (Nabucco /sbor židovských otroků/)

Music Performed by

Czech symphonic orchestra, Orchestr opery Divadla Josefa Kajetána Tyla v Plzni

Music Conducted by

Mario Klemens (Czech symphonic orchestra), Josef Chaloupka (Orchestr opery Divadla Josefa Kajetána Tyla v Plzni)

Songs

Já se vrátím, Kouzelná flétna /árie Tamina/

Songwriter

Giuseppe Verdi (Já se vrátím), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Kouzelná flétna /árie Tamina/)

Writer of Lyrics

Pavel Vrba (Já se vrátím), Eduard Pergner (Já se vrátím)

Singer

Iveta Bartošová (Já se vrátím), Oldřich Vízner [dab] (Kouzelná flétna /árie Tamina/), Dalibor Tolaš (Kouzelná flétna /árie Tamina/)

Music Supervisor

Juraj Ďurovič, Ivan Zelenka

Choreographer

Václav Luks (šerm), Jiří Ševčík (2) (dobové tance)

Danced by

členové Studia Bohemia

Production info

Original Title

Svatba upírů

English Title

Vampire Wedding

Copyright

1993

Production Year

1993

Premiere

29.09.1993

Production

JS Film, KF Praha (zadavatel), Česká pojišťovna, a. s. (zadavatel), SERVEX Plzeň (zadavatel)

Distribution

KF a.s.

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: Festival fantastických filmů Burgos

1994
Burgos / Spain