Wingless

allegory

Typology

feature

Czech title

Ocas ještěrky

Runtime

90

Country

Czech Republic, Macedonia

Copyright

2009

Production year

2009

Premiere

20.01.2009

Language version

Czech

Director

Ivo Trajkov

Summary

The film is linked in its character to a prior film by the director entitled The Past (Minulost, 1998) and MOVIE or an Introduction to the Philosophy of Auteur Film (MOVIE aneb Úvod do filozofie autorského filmu, 2007, CR – Macedonia). The film’s hero is the young man Josef with a predestined fate. According to an angel’s message at his conception he is to die at the age of twenty-nine. His fate is to be gradually realised, but Josef must solve other problems. His wife has left him, he's been fired from work and has many debts. He meets with the angel Gabriel, who becomes his secret whisperer, watching over and influencing his path. During his trip from the city to the country Josef is influenced by women – his mother, wife, Jindra, Oliva and the countrywoman Lenka. Josef is able to avoid his predestination and gets another chance.

Cast

Karel Zima

Gabriel

Verica Nedeska /ž/

Oliva

Karel Dobrý

Čihák

Zdeněk Dušek

taxíkář

Akram Staněk

advokát

Petra Výtvarová

Jindřina sousedka

Libuše Hradská

paní Vacková

Anna Veselá Beránková

zájemkyně o byt

Šárka Konvičková

zájemkyně o byt

Jana Plodková

úřednice v realitní kanceláři

Simona Prasková

úřednice v realitní kanceláři

Ema Labudová

Jindřina dcera

Arian Rustemi

Jindřin syn

Jiří Švejda

první dělník

Matej Matejka

druhý dělník

Bohumír Starý

Josefův kolega v práci

Lenka Veliká

advokátova sekretářka

Jiří Mikula

Martinin partner

Jonáš Zima

Josefův syn

Pavla Beretová

barmanka

Šimon Kotyk

anděl

Milan Doubek

bezdomovec

Ivan Vorlíček

číšník

Ladislav Kolář

Josefův otec

Petr Zwikirsch

výčepní

Rudolf Štěpán

muž v hospodě

Ládis Švejda

piják absintu

Nenad Kralev

démon

Jindřiška Fiedlerová

paní u píchaček

Jana Němcová

Crew and creators

Director

Ivo Trajkov

Second Unit Director

Lukáš Viznar, Martina Spurná, Urša Žgank /ž/ (II. režie)

Based on

Božena Němcová (Anděl strážce – pohádka) (inspirace)

Script Editor

Kristián Suda, Ivan Hubač (šéfdramaturg ČT)

Production Designer

Kateřina Kopicová

Sound Designer

Michal Holubec

Visual Effects

i/o post s.r.o.

Special Effects

Swing Gang, Andy Vavřina

Production Manager

Ludvík Mareček

Unit Production Manager

Marie Rosenthalová

Consultant

Jana Němcová

Music

Music Composed by

Zoran Madzirov

Music Performed by

Paul Cantelon (Until the End) (housle), Michal Motyčka (Where a Light Comes From)

Songs

Until the End, Where a Light Comes From

Songwriter

Duke Bojadzijev (Until the End), Angela McCluskey (Until the End), Michal Motyčka (Where a Light Comes From)

Singer

NiceLand (Where a Light Comes From)

Production info

Original Title

Ocas ještěrky

English Title

Wingless

Working Title

Josefova cesta

Copyright

2009

Production Year

2009

Premiere

20.01.2009

With support

Státní fond ČR pro podporu a rozvoj české kinematografie, Filmski Fond na Republika Makedonija

Distribution

FALCON a.s.

Technical info

Ratio

ŠÚ

Sound

Dolby Digital

Versions

Czech