Arvéd

2022 Czech film
Arvéd
Arvéd poster.jpg
Directed byVojtěch Mašek
Written byVojtěch Mašek, Jan Poláček
Produced byIvan Ostrochovský
StarringMichal Kern
Saša Rašilov
CinematographyDušan Husár[1]
Music byAid Kid, Jonatán Pastirčák
Production
companies
Cinémotif Films
Punkchart films
Česká televize[2]
Distributed byCinemArt
Release dates
  • 3 August 2022 (2022-08-03) (Uherské Hradiště Film School)
  • 25 August 2022 (2022-08-25) (Czech Republic)
Running time
120 minutes
CountriesCzech Republic
Slovakia
LanguageCzech
Budget30 Million CZK[3]

Arvéd is a 2022 Czech psychological mystery drama directed by Vojtěch Mašek. It is loosely based on life of Jiří "Arvéd" Smíchovský.[4] Film is inspired by a Faustian theme, telling a story of how far a person can go to achieve their goal.[5] The filmmakers want Smíchovský's character to confront two totalitarian regimes (Nazism 22 and the Communist regime) which he was involved with as he collaborated with both.[6]

Plot

The film is about Jiří Arvéd Smíchovský. Story of his life and death are still surrounded by many secrets. During the war, as a Nazi confidant, he saved Štěpán Plaček from a concentration camp. After the war, their roles are reversed and Plaček repays the debt. He arranges that the court does not demand death for Arvéd for collaborating with the Nazis, but only sentences him to life imprisonment. However, mutual services do not end there. As a state security investigator, Plaček uses Arvéd to convict inconvenient people. He rewards him for his services with the benefits of being a prominent prisoner and above all with Arvéd's greatest drug - rare occult books from confiscated libraries. Arvéd and Plaček are playing a game of chess. The game for Arvéd's soul enters the finale.

Cast

  • Michal Kern as Arvéd
  • Saša Rašilov as Štěpán Plaček
  • Martin Pechlát as Josef Šábe
  • Jaroslav Plesl as Zenek
  • Vojtěch Vodochodský as Vlastík
  • Marián Labuda ml. as Franta
  • Petr Čtvrtníček as Vilda
  • Emanuel Fellmer as Bert Walden
  • Ivana Uhlířová as Andulka
  • Pavlína Štorková as Blanka
  • Tomáš Kobr as František Kabelák
  • Václav Rašilov as Felix de la Cámara
  • Marek Dluhoš as Demon

Production

The film received support of 11 million CZK from Czech Film State Fund. It is film debut of director Vojtěch Mašek.[7] Shooting started in February 2022. Large portion of shooting took place in Prague-Kbely studios.[5]

Release

The film premiered at Uherské Hradiště Film School on 3 August 2022. It entered theatres on 25 August 2022.[8][9]

Reception

Arvéd received mixed to positive reviews. It holds 62% on Kinobox.cz[10]

References

  1. ^ kinobox.cz, team at. "Velký přehled českých filmových novinek: Dostane vás drsný rapper Adam Mišík, nespoutaná Hana Vagnerová nebo Vojtěch Dyk v roli geniálního skladatele?". Kinobox.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Tvůrci filmu ARVÉD prozrazují, kdo byl Jiří Arvéd Smíchovský". To je senzace (in Czech). Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Režisér Zachariáš dostal na filmový debut 9,5 milionu od fondu - Borovan.cz". www.borovan.cz. Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Nový snímek Arvéd o Arvédu Smíchovském je na pomezí magického realismu". www.ceskenoviny.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Arvéd: Začalo natáčení dramatu o kontroverzní historické postavě". Totalfilm.cz (in Czech). 16 February 2021. Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  6. ^ Jaroš, Milan. "V ateliéru s Arvédem". Týdeník Respekt. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Na Strachovu pohádku jde šest milionů, na debut o mágovi Arvédovi jedenáct". iDNES.cz (in Czech). 18 February 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Světová premiéra dramatu Arvéd zakončí Filmovku (video)". Totalfilm.cz (in Czech). 3 August 2022. Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  9. ^ Horáková, Lenka (3 August 2022). "Filmovku zakončila světová premiéra Arvéd". Letní filmová škola Uherské Hradiště 2022 (in Czech). Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  10. ^ kinobox.cz, team at. "Arvéd". Kinobox.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 26 August 2022.

External links

  • Arvéd at IMDb
  • Arvéd at CSFD.cz (in Czech)