Last Binge

Miloš Zábranský, 1982



Around 1989, writer-director Miloš Zábranský presented himself as maker of “spiritual” films containing a social-critical subtext (Dům pro dva [House for Two, 1987], Masseba, 1989, Stavení [Home, 1990]). But his debut film is not a parable, it is rather a morality play. Poslední mejdan (The Last Binge, 1984) tells the story of two female nursing school students, each with very different personalities and moral standards. Kristýna is sensitive and conscientious; Alena is a superficial manipulator. While sharing a room at a hall of residence, Kristýna gradually detects worrying shortcomings among her suitors, and increasingly fancies the good-hearted Pepík. Alena, meanwhile, gets herself pregnant with Yugoslavian man Bora, and tries to get him to march down the aisle... Tereza Pokorná (Kristýna) and Světlana Nálepková (Alena) take the lead roles in this sensitive story of mid-1980s female adolescence.
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About a film

film_production_year 1982
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres psychological
film_form feature
film_duration 70 min
film_director Miloš Zábranský
film_cast Tereza Pokorná, Světlana Nálepková, Michal Nesvadba, Roman Skamene, Zdeněk Podhůrský
film_director_of_photography Štefan Blažo
film_screenplay Alois Ditrich, Miloš Zábranský
film_film_editor Petr Pavlíček
film_sound_designer Josef Javořík