Young Wine

Václav Vorlíček, 1986



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

film_production_year 1986
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres comedy
film_form feature
film_duration 94 min
film_director Václav Vorlíček
film_cast Vladimír Menšík, Božidara Turzonovová, Jiří Sovák, Iva Janžurová, Josef Abrhám, Pavel Nový
film_director_of_photography Josef Vaniš
film_screenplay Miloš Macourek, Svatopluk Novotný, Jan Kozák, Václav Vorlíček
film_film_editor Miroslav Hájek
film_production_designer Oldřich Bosák
film_music_composed_by Karel Svoboda
film_sound_designer Dobroslav Šrámek