Château “Infinity”

Antonín Kopřiva, 1983



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

film_production_year 1983
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres psychological
film_form feature
film_duration 95 min
film_director Antonín Kopřiva
film_cast Pavel Kříž, Josef Langmiler, Jiří Ornest, Vítězslav Jandák, Zdeněk Hradilák, Jiří Němeček
film_director_of_photography Antonín Holub
film_screenplay Petr Novotný, Antonín Kopřiva
film_film_editor Josef Valušiak
film_production_designer Ludvík Široký
film_music_composed_by Miki Jelínek
film_sound_designer Jiří Hora