Passage

Country

Czech Republic, France, Belgium

Copyright

1996

Production year

1996

Premiere

27 February 1997

Runtime

110 min

Director

Juraj Herz

Category

film

Genre

slapstick

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Passage

Czech title

Passage

English title

Passage

Working title

Pasáž

Summary

The film-makers created a bizarre black grotesque of the Kafka-esque story about a man who, almost deliberately, enters the Womb of a Prague Passageway and forgets the life "outside". The film is based on a short novel by Karel Pecka, published under the same title.

Cast

Jacek Borkowski

Dubbing Michal Dlouhý
Forman

Andrej Hryc

Dubbing Jiří Zavřel
vedoucí kavárny

Nadine Spinoza /ž/

servírka

Martin Štěpánek

hlavní vrátný

Stanislav Zindulka

stařec s lístky

Květa Fialová

stará dáma

Vladimír Kratina

muž v koženém kabátě

Miroslav Moravec

ředitel banky

Annelie Herzová

tajemná holčička

Zuzana Fišárková

stará tanečnice

Vlastimil Venclík

muž v brýlích

Kateřina Nehybová

Monika

Viktor Nejedlý

Dubbing Mirko Musil
starý vrátný

Martin Faltýn

muž z pasáže

Zdenek Merta

klavírista

Crew and creators

Director

Juraj Herz

Second Unit Director

Alena Ronovská

Assistant Director

Ondřej Balík, Jiří Moravčík

Based on

Karel Pecka (Pasáž – novela)

Screenplay

Juraj Herz, Christian Rullier

Director of Photography

Jiří Macháně

Second Unit Photography

Vladimír Křepelka

Production Designer

Ondřej Nekvasil

Costume Designer

Simona Rybáková

Make-Up Artist

Tomáš Kuchta

Film Editor

Jan Svoboda

Sound Designer

Jiří Kříž, Harrik Maury

Executive Producer

Aleš Týbl, Laurence Vercel

Producer

Jan Bílek, Eve Vercel, Robert Nador, Patrick Quinet, Alice Nemanská

Production Manager

Petr Bílek, Aleš Týbl, Hoang Le Van, Jiří Merunka (ČT)

Unit Production Manager

Petr Bílek

Music

Music Composed by

Zdenek Merta

Music Performed by

Studiový orchestr Rudolfa Wiedermana, Burma Jones, Zdenek

Music Conducted by

Mário Klemens

Production info

Original Title

Passage

Czech Title

Passage

English Title

Passage

Working Title

Pasáž

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

slapstick

Origin country

Czech Republic, France, Belgium

Copyright

1996

Production Year

1996

Premiere

premiere 27 February 1997 /recommended for 12 and over/ (kino Lucerna, Praha)

Distribution slogan

A tragicomedy with a touch of absurdity and eroticism.

Production

Etamp Film Production, Les Films de la Cassine (Francie), Artemis Production (Belgie), Česká televize, TS Alice Nemanská (Česká televize)

Copyright Holders

ETAMP FILM PRODUCTION, Les Films de La Cassine, Artemis Production, Česká televize

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

110 min

Original length in metres

2 860 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,85

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Stereo

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech