Scene from the film The Last Aristocrat
Scene from the film The Last Aristocrat
Scene from the film The Last Aristocrat
Scene from the film The Last Aristocrat
Scene from the film The Last Aristocrat
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The Last Aristocrat

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
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Native New Yorker Frank (Hynek Čermák) has reacquired his noble family’s ancient Bohemian seat – Kostka Castle, which he has not visited in 40 years. And so, he gets ready to make a glorious homecoming with his daughter, Maria (Yvona Stolařová), and temperamental wife, Vivien (Tatiana Dyková). But the newly minted aristocrats have no knowledge of local custom or the ins-and-outs of the 1990s Czech Republic, and all they know of castle life comes from their relatives’ age-old yarns. The family arrives with their lawyer, Benda (Vojtěch Kotek), only to discover that Kostka is in a state of gradual decline and cut off from the world around it. Its only permanent inhabitants are a backward caretaker, Josef (Martin Pechlát), a jovial housekeeper, Mrs. Tichá (Eliška Balzerová), and the hypochondriac maintenance man Krása (Pavel Liška). As the castle personnel slowly awakes from the heavy slumber of the post-revolution 90s, the Kostka family faces the difficult decision of whether to move back to America and sell the generations-old castle, or try to save it. A film based on the book of the same name by Evžen Boček.

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  • Original title
    Poslední aristokratka
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jiří Vejdělek
  • Cast
    Hynek Čermák, Tatiana Dyková, Yvona Stolařová, Eliška Balzerová, Martin Pechlát, Vojtěch Kotek, Pavel Liška, Zdeněk Piškula, Tatiana Pauhofová, Zdenka Procházková, Petr Nárožný, Dana Syslová a další…
  • DOP
    Vladimír Smutný
  • Editing
    Ondřej Hokr
  • Sound
    Michal Pajdiak
  • Duration
    110 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
    • Slovakia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
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