Little Knights´ Tale

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Little Knights´ Tale

Year: 2009
Directed by: Karel Janák
Coproduction: Czech TV
Format: Film 105´UHD, Serial 7x 56´HD, Serial 14x28´ HD

Story

The story originally written by director Karel Janak was inspired by a theme introduced by producer Boris Krištof.  The characters of the children have been drawn from Boris' own children and that of the actors themselves.

Central Europe, 14th century. A solid castle towers above a neighbouring small fortress, surrounded by deep woods. Two manors, two lords. We follow the fortunes of a fortress lord, Martin from Vamberk, who is recruited in war against the Saracens. He leaves the fortress and his servants in the hands of his eldest son Peter. But with his manners, Peter bullies all the personnel who were left behind and his respect wanes quickly. His people are discontented and Peter’s siblings keep trying to snare him in many different ways, but with varying success. Nobody suspects at this time the deceitful lord from the neighbouring castle wants to take possession of their fortress. … He is the Lord Albrecht from Krvenos. He callously follows his plans and it is obvious from the very beginning that he is going to have no scruples about anything. The carefree childhood is suddenly gone and the children’s lives soon turn into adventure with unexpected twists. Soon it becomes clear that this is going to be a life-and-death battle. A bunch of footpads capable of anything enters the story and they are the ones who bring a fair amount of humour, apart from the thrilling moments. The characters of the series speak a modern language and they are also thinking in a modern way. But the circumstances they have to face substantially differ from those we see at present days and they can only be overcome with common efforts.
Apart from the adventure, love and friendship are not omitted in the story.
This dynamic story full of intriguing plots, chase scenes and combats can speak not only to children, but to all those who like stories full of life and humanity.

Award for best movie and two awards for best children actors at children film festival Ostrov 2009 - Czech Republic.

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Crew

Story: Boris Krištof
Script and Director: Karel Janák
Director of photography: Martin Preiss
Script editor: Barbara Johnsonová
Editor: Martin Kirov
Architect: Pavel Rample
Technical Director: Viktor Krištof
Costume designer: Zuzana Máchová
Makeup: Nevena Thielová
Choreography and Coordination of Battle Scenes:
Igor Krištof
Executive production: Three Brothers production
Producers: Boris Krištof, Igor Krištof, Vladimír Krištof, Czech Television
Executive producer: Boris Krištof, Magdalena Sedláková ČT

Starring

Martin z Vamberka – David Prachař
Petr – Dany Mesároš
Tereza – Ivana Korolová
Michal – Štěpán Krtička
Vítek – Jan Komínek
Kateřina – Andrea Žádníková
Albrecht z Krvenos – Pavel Kříž
Ruprecht – Matěj Hádek
Varvar – Martin Písařík
Ignác – Michal Beran
Jana – Tereza Voříšková
Ahmed – Bjelac Predrag
Adam – Jan Battěk
Hynek – Ota Jirák
Anka – Milena Dvořáková
Žalářník – Otmar Brancuzský
Vašek – Michal Gulyáš
Velitel – Hynek Čermák    
Vladimír – Vilém Udatný
Marie – Zdenka Žádníková...



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