An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2009

Production year

2009

Premiere

19 November 2009

Runtime

114 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy, sad comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Zemský ráj to napohled

Czech title

Zemský ráj to napohled

English title

An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes

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)

Dramaturg

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

Director of Photography

Diviš Marek

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 (automobily), Jaroslav Hrbek, Lída Rakušanová, Nelly Pavlásková (odborná spolupráce)

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Chlumecký

Songs

C' est la vie

Songwriter Jaromír Klempíř
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Štaidl
Singer Karel Gott

Production info

Original Title

Zemský ráj to napohled

Czech Title

Zemský ráj to napohled

English Title

An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy, sad comedy

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2009

Production Year

2009

Premiere

gala premiere 17 November 2009 (multiplex Palace Cinemas Slovanský dům, Praha)
distribution premiere 19 November 2009 /suitable for all ages/

Distribution slogan

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

Distribution

Bontonfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

114 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:2,35

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Digital

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, Italian, Russian

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech