Updates: 15.07.2021 17:29
Prague – The film Prvok, Šampón, Tečka a Karel by director and author of the book Patrik Hartl will enter Czech cinemas on July 29. Before that, on July 16, a public preview will take place for several thousand spectators in the Lochotín summer amphitheater in Pilsen. Martin Pechlát as Prvok, David Švehlík as Šampón, Hynek Čermák will be Tečka and Karel will bear the face of Martin Hofmann. They portray friends who, 20 years after graduation, admit that they do not live as they imagined.
According to producer Martin Palán, the budget of 44 million crowns exceeds the budgets of comparable film projects. The distributor describes the film with elements of comedy and drama as dramedy. “I don’t deal with genres, I like to talk about serious things with humor. Life is also not just a comedy or a drama, but something in between,” director Hartl told ČTK.
According to Hartl, men in Czech comedies are often portrayed as either storms or cute confuses. “The authentic male archetype is disappearing and I wanted to help it be remembered,” Hartl said. “I want to show that the male world is relational, complicated, not flat. In fact, I wanted to say with this film that we men are not idiots,” he added.
The song Dobrá zpráva was created for the film, the music was composed by Roman Holý and sung by four singers Dan Bárta, Vojtěch Dyk, Matěj Ruppert and Vladimir 518. “I have a cast of dreams in the film. “Hartl remarked.” An audiobook Prvok, Šampón, Tečka a Karel was also created, which Hofmann read.
The representative of the role, Karel Hofmann, cannot imagine that he would reject the role in Hartl’s film. “I guess if he had made the script so horrible, I would have told him and we would have done something about it. But he wrote it perfectly. So I was glad that it could finally be filmed and it would be a shame if I wasn’t there,” he told ČTK.
The book Prvok, Šampón, Tečka a Karel was published in 2012 and, thanks to its popularity with readers, it received several reprints. Hartl’s subsequent books, The Little Prague Erotic, Moments of Happiness and The Best Weekend, won the Czech Bestseller Award. Hartl studied film and television directing at the Prague FAMU. He is the main author and director of the Prague theater Studio DVA, he also works on other stages, such as the Viola Theater or the Celetná Theater.
Hartl is currently working on a new book. “I do it according to the model of Dušan Klein, who taught me at FAMU and said that whenever one of his films is before the premiere, he already writes the script of another and is emotionally connected with a new substance. Thanks to that he is not so stressed about how he will be accepted the previous film, “he said.
Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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