The Pagan Queen

Country

United States of America, Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production year

2007

Premiere

15 October 2009

Runtime

97 min

Category

film

Genre

historical, legend

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Kněžna Libuše

Czech title

Kněžna Libuše

English title

The Pagan Queen

Parallel title

The Pagan Queen

Working title

Koruna Vyšehradu / The Legend of Libussa / Queen Libussa

Summary

This American-Czech co-production with elements of fantasy is based on the medieval legend of Princess Libuše who, together with Přemysl the Ploughman, founded the Czech state and the Přemyslid dynasty. The story focuses on a love triangle between Libuše, Přemysl, and Vlasta, the leader of an army of Amazons during the so-called "War of the Women."

Cast

Vera Filatova /ž/

Teta

Csaba Lucas

Přemysl

Lea Mornar /ž/

Vlasta

Adéla Slámová

malá Libuše

Marek Vašut

Vršovec

Marie Jansová

Krokova družka

John Comer

rolník

Kendrick Ong

velitel Avarů

Adéla Jelenová

malá Vlasta

Marko Igonda

Šťáhlav

Daniel Brown

vyslanec Vyšehradu

Mariane Hurst /ž/

malá Kazi

Emil Linka

kapitán gardy

Filip Hes

Nezamysl

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Tomáš Zelenka (1. asistent režiséra), Ondřej Martinec (2. asistent režiséra)

Based on

anonym (Kněžna Libuše – motivy z legendy), Alois Jirásek, Clemens Brentan, Franz Grillparzer

Director of Photography

Bobby Bukowski, Michael Ferris

Second Unit Photography

Karel Fairaisl

Camera Operator

Jiří Kubík

Set Designer

Henrich Boráros

Costume Designer

Barbara Lane /ž/

Make-Up Artist

Markéta Andrejsková (masky a účesy)

Film Editor

Roberto Silvi

Sound Designer

Peg McAffee Routledge

Stunt Coordinator

Luděk Jelen, Karel Basák

Czech subtitles

Helena Čížková, Filmprint

Executive Producer

Maria Schram

Consultant

Wolfgang Lobisser (poradce pro historii)

Cooperation

Ota Bareš (práce se zvířaty), Břetislav Bádal (práce s koňmi)

Music

Music Composed by

Benedikt Brydern

Music Performed by

Prague Screen Orchestra

Songs

The River Song

Songwriter Antonín DvořákBenedikt Brydern /úprava/
Writer of Lyrics Constantin Werner
Singer August Schram

Production info

Original Title

Kněžna Libuše

Czech Title

Kněžna Libuše

English Title

The Pagan Queen

Parallel Title

The Pagan Queen

Working Title

Koruna Vyšehradu / The Legend of Libussa / Queen Libussa

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

historical, legend

Origin country

United States of America, Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production Year

2007

Production specifications

start of filming 10 September 2007
end of filming 10/2007

Premiere

premiere 15 October 2009 /recommended for 12 and over/

Distribution slogan

Czech-American co-production of a film on the legendary princess.

Distribution

Atypfilm, s. r. o.

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

97 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,85

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Digital

Versions

English

Dialogue languages

English

Subtitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

English