Château “Infinity”

Antonín Kopřiva, 1983

Film at Filmový přehled


At the outset of his acting career Pavel Kříž was not exactly particular about film genres. Shortly after starring in the first of a series of “poet” comedies, Jak svět přichází o básníky (How the World Loses Poets, 1982), the then 21-year old actor took on the lead role in a psychological drama directed by Antonín Kopřiva, Zámek “Nekonečno” (The Château “Infinity”, 1983). The character depicted by Kříž, technical school student Pavel Brychta, arrives at a youth correctional facility located within a chateau in Konečno (“finitude”, a finite state or quality). He is an atypical, but not hopeless case for the institution. Pavel comes from a well-off family and his antisocial behaviour on the verge of criminality was some kind of response to his difficult relationship with his authoritative father. However, it takes quite some effort for Pavel to find his place in this environment of bullying, and also diverse methods from the tutors… Other attendees at the facility are played by David Matásek, Sagvan Tofi and Karel Roden, while Petr Kostka appears as Pavel's father.
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About a film

Production year 1983
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres psychological
Form feature
Duration 95 min
Director Antonín Kopřiva
Cast Pavel Kříž, Josef Langmiler, Jiří Ornest, Vítězslav Jandák, Zdeněk Hradilák, Jiří Němeček
Director of photography Antonín Holub
Screenplay Petr Novotný, Antonín Kopřiva
Editor Josef Valušiak
Production designer Ludvík Široký
Music Miki Jelínek
Sound designer Jiří Hora