Young Wine

Václav Vorlíček, 1986

Film at Filmový přehled


Following Bouřlivé víno (Wine Working, 1976) and Zralé víno (Mature Wine, 1981), inspired by Jan Kozák’s novel Svatý Michal (Saint Michael, 1971), director Václav Vorlíček and screenwriter Miloš Macourek return once again to the South Moravian village of Pálavice. The wiping out of the opposition in 1968 and the successful building of the farming cooperative during the “normalisation” period are both bound to the personality of good-natured cooperative chairman Michal Janák. He is now to be replaced at the helm by young bureaucrat Petrus. This time around, the film’s central misunderstanding is centred on a new and expensive computer, ostentatiously boycotted by the conservative farmers. However, Petrus also faces more serious issues related to the pilfering of socialist property. The film, completing Václav Vorlíček’s politically involved “Wine Trilogy”, enjoyed high-quality casting. At the forefront were Josef Abrhám, Vladimír Menšík and Jiří Sovák.
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About a film

Production year 1986
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy
Form feature
Duration 94 min
Director Václav Vorlíček
Cast Vladimír Menšík, Božidara Turzonovová, Jiří Sovák, Iva Janžurová, Josef Abrhám, Pavel Nový
Director of photography Josef Vaniš
Screenplay Miloš Macourek, Svatopluk Novotný, Jan Kozák, Václav Vorlíček
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Oldřich Bosák
Music Karel Svoboda
Sound designer Dobroslav Šrámek