His dream is to drive a Volga on Czechoslovak TV and to drive Karel Gott on set – the prankster Standa Pekárek will appear in the new Czech TV miniseries Volha. The representative of the main character, Kryštof Hádek, says that actors generally like negative characters. “I think that there are things hidden in every person, and here that person can give it a certain outlet,” Hádek describes in the Spotlight program.
Spotlight: Hádek wants to drive the Volga and drive Gott. He plays an “amoral fool” in the expensive Czech hit Video: Aktuálně.cz
The actor Kryštof Hádek has to change a lot in the miniseries, and that’s because the plot of the story takes place in three decades. “The series has a great set, costumes, masks. In it, my character gets old, fat, wrinkled, and it all works well,” explains the actor in an interview with Svetlana Witowska for the Spotlight program.
In addition to period costumes and masks, it was also necessary to set the plot of the miniseries in the authentic Prague of the last century. “The first thing we encountered with the architect was the realization that Prague has changed dramatically in recent years and the places from the days of normalization have disappeared. We really didn’t know where we were going to shoot. We were looking for tiny grains of gold in a huge sea of sand. No post-production interventions but you can’t film a period story in Prague’s localities anymore,” says Jan Pachl, Volha’s screenwriter.
Watch the entire interview with Kryštof Hádek in the Spotlight show. | Video: Jakub Zuzánek
Standa Pekárka’s representative enjoyed filming in the 1970s. “But I’m not sure if I would want to live in it, rather not. According to my theory, people who think of the normalization period with nostalgia, remember their youth and subconsciously remember that they had a good time. So they associate it with that period, but if they were to somehow cut it out, they would find that they are better off now. I feel that these people are nostalgic for themselves, not for the fact that they were better off and that a roll cost less,” concludes actor Kryštof Hádek.
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