THE PRAGUE ORGY

PRAŽSKÉ ORGIE

By Irena PAVLÁSKOVÁ

ANALOG VISION - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2019


    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, CZECH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Irena PAVLÁSKOVÁ
    • Writer(s)
    • Philip ROTH
    • Producer(s)
    • Viktor SCHWARCZ (CINEART TV PRAGUE), Michal KRÁČMER (ANALOG VISION)
    • Synopsis
    • The story of The Prague Orgy brings us to mid-70s. A famous American writer Nathan Zuckerman – often used alter ego of Philip Roth himself – arrives in Prague to save a manuscript of a banned book. Thanks to searching for the manuscript he gets to know a peculiar and wild Olga and gets into a renowned parties where everyone has his or her own way how to escape to a short-term freedom. Zuckerman is attracted to the eccentric woman by her mysteries and is scared by her shameless openness at the same time. Gradually, against his will, he becomes not only a spectator, but also a participant of a decadent spectacle, where many people play a false game and no one can be trusted. Zuckerman’s Prague visit is full of bizarre meetings with an extraordinary group of people. It soon becomes almost an adventurous and dangerous mission. At the end Zuckerman is not sure who is a friend an who is a provocateur or an informer. Who are the people form the decadent orgies in the house of a son of a famous painter? Who is a scared student who warns him to leave Czechoslovakia immediately? Who is his guide through the normalization hell? Is he really just a fired theatre director working now as a handyman in a museum? And who is his Olga: a scandalist and a rebel or a player of a double game? Not only Zuckerman’s freedom is in danger, but maybe also his life.
    • Partners & financing
    • Czech Cinematography Fund
      Prague Film Fund
      Media - development support
      Slovak Audiovisual Fund
      Czech Television
      Europeana production
      Prague Movie Company
      Eyedelle Film
      Cineart TV Prague
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2018
    • End of shooting
    • Oct 31, 2018
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