PRODUCTION: Czech Comedy The Last Aristocrat Starts Casting


    PRAGUE: A film version of the Czech bestseller The Last Aristocrat, directed by Jiří Vejdělek, is in preproduction for release in 2019.

    Director Jiří VejdělekThe comedy titled The Last Aristocrat is a story of a Czech aristocratic name descendant Frank Kostka, who returns from New York to the Czech Republic with his wife Vivien and daughter Marie to take over the family castle. The film is based on Evžen Boček´s 2012 comedic novel of the same name, which became a bestseller in the Czech Republic.

    The story takes place in the second half of the 1990´s, when the Czech aristocracy was given back the property confiscated by the communist government. The members of Kostka family, who have never been to the Czech Republic before, have an idealistic notion about their castle, which, in reality, is falling apart.

    The film is produced by Ondřej Zima and Silvie Michajlova for Evolution Films. The coproducers are the Czech Television and Slovakia’s PubRes.

    The screenwriters are Jiří Vejdělek and Tereza Dusová, The DoP is the acclaimed Vladimír Smutný and the cast includes popular Czech actors Hynek Čermák, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Martin Pechlát, Pavel Liška and Tatiana Pauhofová. The casting is still underway.

    Shooting will start in January 2019 to continue through March, in the Milotice castle and other historic locations in the Czech Republic and Moravia.

    The distribution company Falcon will release the film on 24 October 2019.  

    Production information:

    Evolution Films

    Czech Television

    Based on the novel The Last Aristocrat by Evžen Boček
    Directed by: Jiří Vejdělek
    Screenplay by: Jiří Vejdělek, Tereza Dusová
    DoP: Vladimír Smutný
    Set designer: Martin Kurel
    Cast: Hynek Čermák, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Martin Pechlát, Pavel Liška, Tatiana Pauhofová.