The Canary Connection

parody

Typology

feature

Czech title

Kanárská spojka

Runtime

118

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production year

1993

Premiere

08.09.1993

Language version

Czech

Director

Ivo Trajkov

Synopsis

Don Giovanni is camping with his camel, Kamil, in the desert. He starts to tell his life story. When he was 17, he learned from his black mother that he was born in the Prague Motol hospital. This left traces on him, and now he is a manager of the Czech singer Michal Penk. The crook, Omar, organizes a theft of the famous Becherovka liquor recipe for his father, Don Juan. The thieves don't anticipate that the Slovak mafia from Bratislava is monitoring them. The Becherovka operation is followed also by the mafia man, Don Padre, with his daughter, Teresa, and further by Dona Lucia, Don Giovanni and the police. The recipe is stolen and the connections gradually hand over the precious goods. In the end, the recipe is put in a doll. Don Giovanni falls in love with Lucia and he promises her that he will get the recipe for her. But it is not easy. The recipe is circulating from one to another. Having no scruples, everybody just follows his own profit, either because of material reasons or as a bribe to get love and understanding. After many peripeties, the family relations among the interested persons in the recipe are cleared out: except for the Slovaks, all are in a family with incestual relations. The recipe gets Teresa, who works for police. She let them arrest all her relatives. She just spares her father, to whom she gives the recipe for his collection. Don Giovanni wakes up in the morning in the desert and finds out that his camel was stolen. In the sand he finds the bound singer Penk. Don Giovanni states that it might be a hard day.

Cast

Karel Roden

Don Giovanni

Ivana Chýlková

Dona Carmen

Miloš Kopecký

mafiánský kmotr Don Padre

Martin Huba

Don Juan

Petronela Vančíková

Teresa, dcera Dona Padreho

Michal Penk

zpěvák

Július Satinský

šéf slovenské mafie

Marián Labuda

zástupce šéfa

Milan Lasica

muž z Chicaga

Josef Vinklář

právník Áron

Jiří Krytinář

člen ochranky

Petr Drozda

člen ochranky

Jan Saudek

fotograf

Robert Kodym

hudební hvězda

Jan Kehár

šéf celního oddělení

Zdeněk Srstka

velitel policejní jednotky

Karel Zima

zahraniční expert Vomáčka

Marian Roden

muž s anténou

Monika Novotná

sekretářka mafie

Roman Holý

reportér

Yveta Dufková

trojbarevná dívka

Vlado Štancel

psycholog

Simona Jáklová

sebevražedkyně

Roman Skamene

liftboy

Jakub Wehrenberg

choreograf

Martina Marešová

manekýna

Kateřina Suligánová

manekýna

Simona Voráčková

manekýna

Petra Menschiková

manekýna

Simona Czinová

manekýna

Petr Koutecký

řidič u Dona Omara

Jiří Záviš

ředitel Becherovky

Jana Havrdová

sekretářka ředitele

Útvar rychlého nasazení /URNA/

policejní jednotka

Petr Jákl

tajný

Alena Dlouhá

jeptiška

Jan Doboš

Kristus

Eliška Kasanová

celnice

Štorkán Karel (2)

pilot

Mária Hriadelová

letuška

Daniela Kaňoková

maminka v letadle

Arnošt Janeček

muž s kyticí

Jaroslava Hanušová

žena s kufrem

Miroslav Dubský

homosexuál

Filip Sychra

laborant

Miroslav Kasan

bachař

Gabriela Čanigová

žena v pekárně

Elen Barčišová

dívka v paláci kultury

Fefík

saniťák

Vilas

saniťák

Sára Saudková

asistentka fotografa

Eva Šlosárová

turistka v monokinách

Petr Rožánek

režisér

Alexis Guerrero

kanárský policista/muž s walkmanem

Marek Dušák

kameraman/spojka/beduín

Aleksandar Kolevski

kanárský policista/spojka/beduín

Crew and creators

Director

Ivo Trajkov

Second Unit Director

Lenka Cingrošová

Assistant Director

Vlasta Šalbabová, Andrea Rožánková

Screenstory

Vladislav Kučík, Ivo Trajkov, Aleksandar Kolevski

Second Unit Photography

Ivan Šimůnek

Camera Operator

Jan Ročňák

Production Designer

Michal Krška, Vladimír Heiser

Set Designer

Jakub Čermák, Miroslav Fára, Pavel Svoboda

Film Editor

Michal Cingroš

Sound Designer

Josef Bartoš, Ivo Špalj

Special Effects

Trilobit AB Barrandov, Pavel Kryml

Production Manager

Petr Rožánek

Unit Production Manager

Ivan Vakaráč, Vladimír Chrenovský

Unit Production Manager

Marek Dušák

Consultant

Miroslav Šnábl

Cooperation

Monika Marková, Adriana Jánská, Josef Pokorný

Music

Music Composed by

Michal Penk

Songs

Proč jsi zlá

Songwriter

Michal Penk (Proč jsi zlá)

Writer of Lyrics

Oto Klempíř (Proč jsi zlá)

Singer

Michal Penk (Proč jsi zlá)

Production info

Original Title

Kanárská spojka

English Title

The Canary Connection

Copyright

1993

Production Year

1993

Premiere

08.09.1993

Production

JAM Media, KAREA, Air Columbus

Distribution

JAM Media

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic