The Chambermaid / Služka
In the Nets of 2022-23 (Selection of feature films)
2022 Czech Republic, Slovak Republic 110 min. Language: Czech, German, maďarsky, Slovak Subtitle: Czech
World War 1 is just around the corner, Austria-Hungary is losing its footing, and a manor house in Prague needs a new maid. The task of 15-year-old Anka from the Slovak mountains is to feed the nobility, clean and take out their stool in the morning. But the master's daughter, Resi, who is awaiting an arranged marriage, is also experiencing difficulties. Against the backdrop of turbulent European history, a close bond develops between the girls. A brave intimate drama about the lack of freedom in times when women did not even have the right to vote, reminds us again how history serves as a textbook. The story is inspired by the real aunt Anka, who raised the actress Magda Vašáryová, the mother of the book’s author, Helena Lasicová.
DIRECTED BY Mariana Čengel Solčanská
CAST Dana Droppová, Radka Caldová, Anna Geislerová, Vica Kerekes, Karel Dobrý, Zuzana Mauréry, Cyril Dobrý, Lukáš Pelč, Marko Igonda
CINEMATOGRAPHY Laco Janošťák
SOUND Miloš Hanzély
PRODUCERS Radka Machalová a Simona Bago Móciková - Bright Sight Pictures, Radka Babincová, Viktor Schwarcz, Viktor Schwarcz ml.
SCREENPLAY Hana Lasicová, Mariana Čengel-Solčanská
EDITING Ondrej Azor
MUSIC Vladimír Martinka
CO-PRODUCER Alena Müllerová (Česká televize), Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska, Studio 727, Trigon Production