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A Wizard Called Rye

Kouzelník Žito

Apolena the healer finds an abandoned newborn in a field of rye. She takes him home and gives him the name Rye. Rye grows up into a young lad with a great passion for justice and righteousness, therefore refusing to serve with the king as a tax collector and ending up in the stables instead. Here he meets the king's ward, Princess Adélka. But aside from Adélka, the demon girl Filištína also takes a liking to Rye, deciding to get him for herself at all costs. She offers Rye wealth and power, but of course he would not be acquiring it in an honest manner. Rye understands that if he were to agree to her offer, he would end up in hell, thus he rejects Filištína.

A Wizard Called Rye

videotape-hdtv | 104´ | © 2018

director(s): Zdeněk Zelenka
producer(s): Czech Television, RTVS
scriptwriter(s): Zdeněk Zelenka
director of photography: Martin Šec

cast: Denis Šafařík, Anna Kadeřávková, Pavel Kříž, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Pavel Liška, Jiřina Bohdalová, Petr Kostka, Ivan Martinka, Jakub Novotný, Andrej Hryc, Milan Bahúl, Míra Nosek, Bolek Polívka, Jan Hrušínský, Václav Helšus, Martina Preissová, Roman Spáčil and others

rights available: TV, Video, Internet (excluding Slovakia)
original language: Czech
subtitles available: English

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