An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes

comedy, sad comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zemský ráj to napohled

Runtime

114

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2009

Production year

2009

Premiere

19.11.2009

Director

Irena Pavlásková

Screenplay

Tereza Boučková

Screenstory

Tereza Boučková

Summary

The action takes place in a unique decade of recent history – it begins on the eve of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and ends with the manhunt surrounding Charter 77, in which a divorced husband and father of two daughters, a one-time actor and later important dissident, emigrates with his young new wife; his outwardly non-heroic former wife remains in Czechoslovakia and braves the harsh times with a woman’s silence and endurance. Documentary footage from the archive of Czech Television and Czech Radio were used in the film.

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Petr Hartl

Assistant Director

Ondřej Hartl

Based on

Tereza Boučková (Indiánský běh – na motivy knihy)

Script Editor

Edgar Dutka, Ivan Hubač (šéfdramaturg ČT), Kristián Suda (dramaturg ČT)

Camera Operator

Dan Müller

Production Designer

Petr Pištěk

Art Director

VERA TM, spol. s r. o. (výtvarné návrhy a grafický design)

Set Designer

Jan Koděra, Petr Maroušek, Petr Křiváček, Sáva Veselý

Costume Designer

Jarmila Konečná

Make-Up Artist

Jana Radilová

Film Editor

Alois Fišárek

Sound Designer

Jiří Klenka

Production

Jiří Koštýř (ČT)

Production Manager

Zuzana Vrbová, Waly V. Kolman

Production Manager

Zuzana Konrádová

Consultant

Tomáš Janda (auta), Jaroslav Hrbek, Lída Rakušanová, Nelly Pavlásková (odborná spolupráce)

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Chlumecký

Music Performed by

Apollo (C' est la vie – píseň), Jiří Chlumecký (filmová hudba), Zdeněk Plášek (filmová hudba), Jan Kolář

Songs

C' est la vie

Songwriter

Jaromír Klempíř (C' est la vie)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Štaidl (C' est la vie)

Singer

Karel Gott (C' est la vie)

Production info

Original Title

Zemský ráj to napohled

English Title

An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes

Copyright

2009

Production Year

2009

Premiere

19.11.2009

Distribution slogan

A chilly comedy on how one could live in the 1970s and not freeze.

Distribution

BONTONFILM a. s.

Technical info

Ratio

ŠÚ

Colour

barevný

Sound

Dolby Digital