Horror Story

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production year

1992—1993

Premiere

6 May 1993

Runtime

99 min

Category

film

Genre

parody

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Krvavý román

Czech title

Krvavý román

English title

Horror Story

Summary

Cameraman Jaroslav Brabec makes a début as a director of a transcription of the same name novel. Its autor is Josef Váchal (1884 – 1969) who was an unique graphic artist, typographer, writer and thinker.

Synopsis

The publisher, Paseka, became a widower and thanks to the finances of his partner, Kocourková, he began writing his Bloody novel. The prince, Pedro de Rudibanera from Barcelona, recalls his lost daughter. Out of jealousy, his step-brother Kurt cuts off the fingers of Pedro's lover, Elzevíra. The forester, Kalina's pretty daughter Hanička, is dating a sparkler, Třasoň, but he is shot in the wood by a villain, called Master. In the cellar of the pathological institute, the servant Kuba dines human flesh with his wife. The priest, Bruna, brings corpses for smoking to the spouses and then he cooks soup from it for the poor. The corpse of the nun, Agátka, he does not want to smoke, but to put in spirit, so Jesuits can later pretend a miracle. A naked girl on the autopsy table revives and, horrified, she runs away through the fireplace. Kuba is stunned by somebody in the attics. The forester finds the bodies of Třasoň and Hanička at the fountain, who died by grief. The young huntsman, Rolf, announces a murder to the police commissioner. The police want to arrest Kalina, but he recognizes his own son in the huntsman. Both have a prince's family coat of arms tatooed on their forearm – an earthworm. The Jesuit confessor, Ignác, needs to get rid of Elzevíra, in order to get the property after the dying prince. The prince locked up the lover in the cellar. She was falsely charged with the preparation of the murder. In the attics of the institute, the naked girl on the run meets a runaway madman. She tells him her story. It is Elzevíra, who escaped from the cellar, went to the convict and, thanks to great devoutness, got new fingers. She refused the randy Bruno and he poisoned her. The madman swears the girl his eternal protection. The inert Kuba is thrown through the window. Before his death, Rudibanera reveals to the mean Ignác, that his treasure is buried in the ground on the Honolulu Island. But only the captain Rodriguez knows the details. In the Paris brothel, At the Red Raven, the virgin, Fragonard, is searching for a model for his painting, Virgin Mary. The artist is taken up by the innocent appearance of the pretty Klárka. – Paseka is thinking about the magic of the bloody novel, where the moral is not spoiled by psychology and logics. The police commissioner and the forester, in reality the princes Reisenstein, embrace each other and they set out to search for Třasoň's murderer. The pregnant Elzevíra lives with the madman, who also has a tattoo of an earthworm. They are happy in the attics of the institute and they eat smoked meat. In the inn, At the Gathered Sailor in Amsterdam, the mysterious Master is heading to the lowest levels. Třasoň is wakened to life by sun rays. He faints, when he sees the dead Hanička. Also, the girl is awakened and she runs away from a man with knife. But the Rudibaner's dumb registrar, Vailaurd, has no knife, but a letter. He is looking for Třasoň, in reality a son of the prince. Kuba's wife is hidden in the asylum. The crew of the Albatros boat is blowing in vain to the sails, it is calm, and neither helps the prayers of the travellers, Bruna and Ignác. To refresh them, Rodriguez makes grog for the crew. In the inn, the anti-alcohol lecture given by doctor Řimsa afflicts all the present people, except for Master. The sailboat Albatros is held up by pirates. They take the cooker. Kuba, falling from a ledge, pulls down Kurt and nabs the documents confirming that he is the prince's heir. In the smoke from a pipe, Paseka is typesetting his novel. The villagers believe the commissioner is a werewolf and they chain him. Klárka tells to Fragonard how she has kept her virginity – she pretended to have a veneral disease. The artist falls in love with her. The madman and Elzevíra fly from the institute by a balloon made of blown up human bladders. The pirates make grog, but their boat wrecks. Only the turn-coat Ignác escapes. Bruna is eaten by sharks. The Jesuit comes up at an island, where lives a a happy couple from Honolulu. Also Kubová escapes, originally hidden by the Chinese cook on the Albatrus boat. Kocourková does not buy more paper and Paseka has to end his novel early. Hanička finds Třasoň in an old poor house at his foster Háta. Once, his father, Rudibanera, put him there for upbringing. The inheritance is already taken by Jesuits and only his favourite toy, the imp Pindík, is left. Master and his companions are crushed by copies of The Young Abstainer. The lovers, Ignác and Kubová, force the dying captain Rodriguez, to tell them where the treasure is. The Honolulus have to trench a hollow. They trench down right to the antipodes. They meet all at the crater in the Kalina’s shooting ground. Master comes to Paseka and he wants to kill him because of the havoc caused by the terrible novel. The satisfied writer is happy his novel is finished.

Cast

Ondřej Pavelka

vydavatel Josef Paseka/Mistr/Fragonard

Raoul Schránil

kníže Pedro de Rudibanera

Jakub Saic

Kurt, Pedrův nevlastní bratr

Vladimír Marek

jezuitský zpovědník Ignác

Jiřina Jelenská

páter Bruna

Veronika Freimanová

Kubova žena

Pavel Pípal

hajný Kalina, Haniččin otec

Jaromír Dulava

Třasoň, nejhezčí hoch ze vsi

Barbora Hrzánová

Honolulanka

Martin Dejdar

Honolulan

Kateřina Frýbová

společnice Anna Kocourková

Josef Kemr

policejní komisař, hrabě, Haniččin děda

Jiří Bartoška

myslivecký mládenec Rolf

Oldřich Vlach

četník

Milan Šteindler

uprchlý blázen

Vlastimil Bedrna

královský notář Vailaurd

Bořivoj Navrátil

doktor Řimsa

Marek Vašut

kapitán Rodriguez, velitel Albatruse

Oto Ševčík

velitel pirátů

Petr Drozda

agentka Armády spásy

Pavel Nový

vyvrhel

Roman Skamene

vyvrhel

Jiřina Třebická

Háta, Třasoňova pěstounka

Jan Skopeček

poustevník, Třasoňův pěstoun

Martinus Soedjoko

kuchař na lodi Albatrus

Daniel Soedjoko

pomocník na lodi Albatrus

Naďa Šafratová

Rudibanerová

Ivan Novotný

vysoký malý kluk

Helena Rejšková

matka představená

Stanislav Hájek

vysoký jezuita

Jan Antonín Duchoslav

doktor vyvrhel

Josef Hrubý

krčmář

Miriam Kantorková

bordelmamá

Ladislav Klepal

raubíř

Tereza Brabcová

přihazovačka

Petr Taťoun

pirát

Milan Slepička

pirát/loupežník

Sylvie Krobová

nevěstka

Zuzana Sixtová

nevěstka

Tamara Nathová

nevěstka

Zdenka Žerská

nevěstka

Daniel Kranda

muž

Ladislav Horáček

člen nakladatelství Paseka

Lubomír Švehelka

člen nakladatelství Paseka

Vít Kahle

člen nakladatelství Paseka

Zdeněk Dragoun

člen nakladatelství Paseka

Jindřich Špicner

člen nakladatelství Paseka

Julius Hůlek

člen nakladatelství Paseka

Pavel Štefan

člen nakladatelství Paseka

Alena Štréblová

loutkoherečka

skupina Regius

šermíři

Václav Luks

šermíř

Jaroslav Luks

šermíř

Miloslav Císař

šermíř

Miroslav Fantyš

šermíř

J. Jelínek

šermíř

P. Valenta

šermíř

J. Kára

šermíř

R. Sýkora

šermíř

I. Šafránek

šermíř

M. Doležal

šermíř

Z. Samec

šermíř

J. Andrášek

šermíř

P. Trojánek

šermíř

V. Hajdina

šermíř

Z. Brychta

šermíř

Martin Dušátko

šermíř

M. Šnajder

šermíř

J. Dubin

šermíř

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Viktor Walter, Martin Faltýn

Assistant Director

Lucie Minaříková, Olga Hanzlíková

Script Supervisor

Olga Hanzlíková

Based on

Josef Váchal (Krvavý román – kniha)

Screenplay

Jaroslav Brabec, Jiří Soukup (spolupráce na scénáři), Georgi Ivanov (spolupráce na scénáři), Jiří Brožek (spolupráce na scénáři)

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Brabec

Second Unit Photography

Vladimír Křepelka

Camera Operator

Vladimír Murat, Jiří Pechar (steadicam), Josef Černušák (služba u kamery), Radek Faltejsek (služba u kamery)

Production Designer

František Vokřál

Assistent Production Designer

Zdeněk Janeček, Jaroslav Koubek (2), Jan Vlasák

Art Director

Jaroslav Brabec (výtvarná koncepce)

Set Designer

Stanislav Krejča (vedoucí výpravy), Josef Kotrla (rekvizitář), Karel Jílek (rekvizitář)

Costume Designer

Katarína Hollá

Film Editor

Jiří Brožek

Assistant Film Editor

Eva Horázná

Sound Designer

Jiří Hora, Ivo Špalj (mix zvuku), Jitka Zvirocká (zvukové efekty), Petr Mach (2) (zvukové efekty), Jaroslav Schreder (zvukové efekty)

Assistant Sound Designer

Mstislav Pilný

Special Effects

AB Barrandov Trilobit, Jiří Rumler, Miroslav Šnábl, Jaromír Franta, Pavel Kryml, Antonín Weiser, Aleš Boštička, Jaroslav Kolman, Flash Barrandov

Titles Designed by

Kateřina Pávová

Producer

Jan Šuster (AB Barrandov)

Production Manager

Lucie Hertlová, Viktor Mayer

Unit Production Manager

Romana Prachařová, Ivana Šustová, Aranka Válová (ekonomka)

Production Supervisor

Václav Hrdina, Ivana Jenčová (pokladník)

Artistic Collaboration

Šárka Trčková, Jiří Šorm (výtvarná realizace), Miroslav Macko (výtvarná realizace), Lada Faixová (výtvarná realizace)

Cooperation

Michal Svoboda (klapka), Jiří Cuřín (vrchní osvětlovač), Josef Řezáč (fotograf), doc. Ing. Václav Horák, DrSc. (koncepce pohybu pirátské lodě), Vladimír Altman (barevné korekce filmových kopií)

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Music Performed by

AB Barrandov FHS produkce

Music Conducted by

Mario Klemens (AB Barrandov FHS produkce)

Music Supervisor

Jiří Zobač

Production info

Original Title

Krvavý román

English Title

Horror Story

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

parody

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1993

Production Year

1992—1993

Premiere

6 May 1993

Production

AB Barrandov Filmová produkce, Producentské centrum Jana Šustera (AB Barrandov Filmová produkce), Ministerstvo kultury ČR (koprodukce), Česká televize (koprodukce), Tvůrčí skupina Čestmíra Kopeckého (Česká televize), Filmexport Praha (koprodukce), Mirofilm Praha (koprodukce), Jaroslav Brabec (koprodukce)

Copyright Holders

AB BARRANDOV, a.s.

Distribution

Space films

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

99 min

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

without subtitles

Awards

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Jaroslav Brabec

Vítěz

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Jaroslav Brabec

Vítěz

Event: Anketa časopisu Kinorevue

1994
Praha / Czech Republic

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic

Vítěz

Festival: 14. mezinárodní festival fantastických filmů Fantafestival Řím

1994
Řím / Italy

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Jiří Šust

Vítěz

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Jiří Brožek

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Katarína Hollá

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Jaroslav Brabec

Vítěz

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
Jaroslav Brabec

Nominace

Event: 1. Český lev za rok 1993

1994
Praha / Czech Republic
František Vokřál

Vítěz

Festival: 2. mezinárodní filmový festival hraných debutů Fórum´93 Bratislava

1993
Bratislava / the Slovak Republic

Vítěz

Festival: 6. festival českých filmů Finále ’93 Plzeň – 6. bilanční a soutěžní přehlídka českých hraných celovečerních filmů FINÁLE Plzeň

1993
Plzeň / Czech Republic

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