The Master of Ceremonies

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1996

Production year

1996

Premiere

2 May 1996

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy, bitter comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Ceremoniář

Czech title

Ceremoniář

English title

The Master of Ceremonies

Summary

This bitter comedy with elements of political satire was inspired by a true story. Taking place in the '50s, it describes the private revenge of a young man whose family paid a high price to the Communist regime.

Cast

Jiří Krampol

zásobovač

Jiří Klem

šéf protokolu

Rostislav Kuba

šéf ochranky

Oldřich Vlček

šéf tajné služby

Ladislav Potměšil

(ministerský předseda) K.

František Němec

První muž ve státě

Bára Štěpánová

dcera Prvního

Jan Vala

vedoucí restaurace

Stanislav Bouchner

štamgast

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Magdaléna Čechová

Assistant Director

Lucie Blažková

Based on

Eva Kantůrková (Černá hvězda – epizoda z románu)

Screenplay

Eva Kantůrková, Jiří Věrčák (spolupráce na scénáři)

Shooting Script

Jiří Věrčák

Director of Photography

Josef Špelda

Second Unit Photography

Jan Kváča

Production Designer

Ivana Špeldová

Set Designer

Ivan Ernyei, Marek Šíma, Dana Smržová

Costume Designer

Ivana Brádková

Make-Up Artist

Květa Holasová

Film Editor

Zdenek Patočka

Assistant Film Editor

Jitka Frimlová

Sound Designer

Pavel Dobrovský

Producer

Petr Koliha

Production Manager

Ilona Jirásková

Unit Production Manager

Zuzana Vrbová, Simona Machytková

Cooperation

Václav Beneš (fotograf), Antonín Chundela, Filip Halaška, Taťjana Čížková, Josef Váňa, Petr Kantor, Norbert Riedhof, David Skoumal, Ing. Jiří Baloun, Tomáš Schlesinger, Petra Nováková, Soňa Arnoldová, Jan Šindler, Zdeněk Janda, Pavel Chalupný, Jan Rokos, Jaroslav Dašek, Petr Rošický, Zoja Kodešová

Production info

Original Title

Ceremoniář

Czech Title

Ceremoniář

English Title

The Master of Ceremonies

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy, bitter comedy

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1996

Production Year

1996

Premiere

premiere 2 May 1996 /suitable for all ages/ ( kino Lucerna a multiplex Galaxie, Praha)

Distribution slogan

You'll root for him and you'll fear him. Jan Hrušínský stars.

Production

Česká televize, TS Petra Kolihy (Česká televize)

Copyright Holders

Česká televize

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

90 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,66

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech