Conspirators of Delight

Country

Czech Republic, Switzerland, Great Britain

Copyright

1996

Production year

1996

Premiere

17 October 1996

Runtime

75 min

Category

film

Genre

slapstick, comedy, black comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Spiklenci slasti

Czech title

Spiklenci slasti

English title

Conspirators of Delight

Parallel title

Conspirators of Delight

Co-production title

Conspirators of Pleasure / Les conspirateurs du plaisir

Working title

Princip slasti / Bleděmodrovous

Summary

Self-styled black grotesque whose protagonists' sexual deviations" hide the desperate solitude of the people of today, often caused by their inability to communicate with others.

Cast

Petr Meissel

Pivoňka

Anna Wetlinská

hlasatelka

Jiří Lábus

prodavač novin

Pavel Nový

komisař

Music

Music Composed by

Stephen Quay (spolupráce), Timothy Quay (spolupráce), Olga Jelínková (spolupráce)

Music Performed by

Petr Bernášek /houslové sólo/

Production info

Original Title

Spiklenci slasti

Czech Title

Spiklenci slasti

English Title

Conspirators of Delight

Parallel Title

Conspirators of Delight

Co-production Title

Conspirators of Pleasure / Les conspirateurs du plaisir

Working Title

Princip slasti / Bleděmodrovous

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

slapstick, comedy, black comedy

Origin country

Czech Republic, Switzerland, Great Britain

Copyright

1996

Production Year

1996

Premiere

premiere 17 October 1996 /recommended for 15 and over/ (kino 64 U Hradeb, Praha)

Distribution slogan

The new, gently erotic film by Jan Švankmajer.

Copyright Holders

ATHANOR – společnost pro filmovou tvorbu, s. r. o., Delfilm SA., Koninck Internationa

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

75 min

Original length in metres

2 140 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Animation technique

combined (technique), feature, pixilation

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Stereo

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Nominace

Event: 4. výroční ceny Český lev 1996

1997
Praha / Czech Republic
Jan Švankmajer

Vítěz

Festival: 40. mezinárodní filmový festival San Francisco 1997

1997
San Francisco / United States of America
Jan Švankmajer

Nominace

Event: 4. výroční ceny Český lev 1996

1997
Praha / Czech Republic
Eva Švankmajerová

Vítěz

Festival: 49. mezinárodní filmový festival v Locarnu

1996
Locarno / Switzerland
Jan Švankmajer