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3 November 2005 (Czech Republic) See more »
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A screwup angel is exiled from the Heaven down to Earth, incarnated as a beggar. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ivan Trojan ... Petronel
Jirí Dvorák ... Uriah
Zuzana Kajnarová ... Dorotka
David Svehlík ... Count
Oldrich Navrátil ... Custodian
Zuzana Stivínová ... Francka
Josef Somr ... Reeve
Jana Stepánková ... Róza
Oldrich Vlach ... Josef
Martin Zahálka ... Beadle #1
Otmar Brancuzský ... Beadle #2
Jirí Bartoska ... God

Klára Issová ... Virgin Mary
Jakub Konás ... Baby Jesus
Gabriela Osvaldová ... Archangel Gabriel
Anna Geislerová ... Saint Anne
Veronika Zilková ... Saint Veronica
Jirí Pecha ... Saint Nicholas
Jirina Jirásková ... Abbess
Jana Hlavácová ... Vomácková
Stanislav Zindulka ... Lorenc
René Dubovský ... King #1
Girmah Tewolde ... King #2
Wenjun Jin ... King #3 (as Jin Wenjun)
Dana Hlavácová ... Grocer
Martin Sára ... Halberdier
Irena Smídová ... Servant #1
Nadezda Izakovicová ... Servant #2 (as Nada Izakovicová)
Petr Podrazil ... Servant #3
Martin Espandr ... Servant #4
Václav Tomsovský ... Servant #5
Petr Hanus ... Servant #6
Martin Hanus ... Servant #7
Simon Stepán ... Baby Jesus (voice)

Directed by
Jirí Strach 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lucie Konásová 

Produced by
Magdalena Sedláková .... producer
Pavla Tomsová .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Milos Bok 
 
Cinematography by
Petr Polák 
 
Film Editing by
Zdenek Patocka 
 
Production Design by
Jirí Veselý 
 
Costume Design by
Jarmila Konecná 
 
Makeup Department
Daniela Dousková .... makeup artist
Lenka Dýcková .... makeup artist
Dana Klenhová .... makeup artist
Jirina Kozlová .... key makeup artist
Lukas Kral .... makeup artist (as Lukás Král)
Renata Lepesková .... makeup artist
Katerina Sittová .... makeup artist
Dagmar Svecová .... makeup artist
Martin Vales .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eva Hladíková .... production manager
Eva Jindráková .... post-production manager
Josef Kropácek .... assistant production manager
Bedrich Strnad .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jarmila Gösslová .... second assistant director
Zuzana Mathéová .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Petr Cechák .... sound assistant
Robert Dufek .... sound effects editor
Pavel Fanta .... foley artist
Jirí Klenka .... sound
Vít Mazánek .... sound assistant
Marek Musil .... sound recordist
Stepán Müller .... sound recordist
Marika Novotná .... foley artist
Pavel Stverák .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Andrea Veselková .... foley artist
Jitka Zvirocká .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Stepán Batousek .... compositor
Roland Friedrich .... compositor
Miro Gal .... smoke artist
Helena Keslova .... compositor
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects producer
Michal Krecek .... compositor
Jirí Linhart .... compositor
Zdenek Machuta .... compositor
Petr Masek .... compositor
Boris Masník .... visual effects supervisor
Vladimír Matousek .... compositor
Peter Nemec .... Inferno artist
Robert Pik .... compositor
Jirí Sabata .... compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jirí Cervený .... still photographer
Stanislav Cicvárek .... electrician
Vladimír Dousek .... camera operator
Stefan Franek .... electrician
Veronika Janecková .... clapper loader
Václav Kolman .... electrician
Filip Král .... focus puller
Frantisek Magyar .... electrician
Pavel Mateják .... electrician
Jan Molnár .... electrician
Frantisek Mudra .... electrician
Karel Pinka .... electrician
Zdenek Polesný .... gaffer
Michal Procházka .... grip
Daniel Rýdl .... electrician
Pavel Tanzer .... grip
Karel Zavadil .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Jaroslava Hrubá .... assistant editor
Irena Machová .... color timer
Janka Mulinowá .... negative cutter
Ivana Prchalová .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Milan Balek .... music editor
Ivan Hájek .... music mixer
Roman Sklenár .... music editor
 
Other crew
Markéta Bruknerová .... production assistant
Renata Elhenická .... unit publicist
Bohuslava Holubová .... unit publicist
Jana Peterková .... production assistant
Karel Puncoch .... production assistant
Jana Rezková .... script supervisor
Dagmar Stepánková .... production assistant
 

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3 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Excellent score for bad TV movie, 26 February 2006
Author: Jean-Gaspard Palenicek from France

The main problem of this film is that it has been initially made for TV only and wasn't intended for the big screen - and this shows terribly. What could have been an average TV movie has now the looks of a sloppy mess : the design, the effects, everything looks way too poor for a story taking place in Heaven and on a castle. The script is way too talkative - everything is said rather than showed (personnaly, I believe very strongly in the emotional and narrative power of images in movie-making, as a good example, I would quote Terrence Malick's last two films). The acting was under the average : the actors didn't seem to understand, and even less to believe in what they were saying. The camera was rather good, but waisted on a way too conventional directing. The only good thing about it is that this is the first Czech film after the fall of communism that deals with a Christian subject in a way that does not look like propaganda (neither for nor against Christianity) - which is rather pleasing but not enough to make it a good film. And then...

... the film has an extraordinary score by composer Milos Bok - which is why I am bothering to leave this comment. The music is just wonderful : strong, beautifully written - it sounds like a modern Wagner, complex and yet directly understandable to all. I have bought the soundtrack (which is for sale on the Internet) which made me realize something else : the music tells the story much better than the film itself, and as such, even the score damages the film, because it gives you a vivid feeling about how the original material could have led to a nice film, were it handled by more gifted people. Which leads me to the conclusion : it does not mater how much money you have, the thing is to believe in what you are doing - and having a little care for professionality (which include thinking about how to do things the best appropriate way).

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