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Ambition (První republika, 2014 - 2018)
Czech Republic

Director: Biser A. Arichtev, Johanna Steiger Antošová
Cast: Ján Koleník, Markéta Plánková, Jiří Vyorálek
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 48
Length: 79’


It is the end of the Great War and politics and economics are changing across Europe. Empires are falling like dominoes and a new era begins. In such complex times, an aristocratic family's empire is at risk when the two heirs fall in love with the same woman. Eurochannel premieres Ambition, a riveting drama full of mysteries, betrayals and romances.

Ambition is an exciting story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelons of the European society in the early 20th Century. When the Valenta family moves to a new neighborhood of Prague as the Great War (or WWI) ends, the return of the family’s youngest son sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets start to unravel.

This period drama stars some of the greatest talents of the country, including Jan Vlasák (famous for his prominent roles in Hostel, The Red Baron and Circus Bukowski). Set on the first years of a new century in the newly formed Czechoslovakia, Ambition transports viewers to an era of profound social changes and lousy morals.

The Valenta family own a car factory in trouble after the war and now face uncertain times and division amongst the patriarch’s children: Jaroslav and Vladimir. Jaroslav, the elder, feels that they should start trading in the black market. Vladimir, the younger, shares neither his brother’s ambitions nor his business philosophy. They have only one thing in common: their love for Klara.

Eurochannel invites you to enjoy a period drama series driven by deadly secrets, murders, passion, betrayals and plenty of romance.

Season 1

Episode 1

Prague. October 1918. The Valenta family moves to a wealthy suburb of the city. It is a new beginning but the sins of their past will haunt them.

Episode 2

In the general post-war misery, the Valenta family also has financial difficulties. Eliska discovers a hidden treasure and an old love tension vibrates between Klara, Jaroslav and Vladimír.

Episode 3

The Valenta family struggles to come to terms with their new house and town. They begin to be haunted by the dark past of the family.

Episode 4

As the Spanish flu kills more people than the whole WWI, even the Valentas are in immediate danger.

Episode 5

Jaroslav is making plans for a family business behind his father. He is also consumed by jealousy and devises a scheme against Vladimir.

Episode 6

Vladimir leaves the family business and sets up a fashion brand with a renowned tailor.

Episode 7

Vladimir aims is to expose the perpetrator of an ancient crime. But a permanent obstacle to his search appears on the scene: it is a police officer.

Episode 8

One of the ladies needs to find a place for an abortion. The only problem is that in this First Republic, abortion is illegal.

Episode 9

The police gather enough evidence against Vacek to charge him with the murder of a security guard. To defend himself, Vacek has documents that compromise the Valenta family.

Episode 10

A wedding is about to change things for the Valentas. Vacek reveals he had the main part of his records of Jaroslav's unfair war deals in the safe and Jaroslav does not know if he will have to go to prison.

Episode 11

Vladimir's fashion company prospers and so does his marriage. Newborn Henry becomes a beacon of their love.

Episode 12

Krystof returns from the USA and brings proof that Lebl never went to America. Instead, Valenta's former coachman arrived in Chicago.

Episode 13

The Zemanek pond is full of investigators. Everyone is shaken, and they are led to believe that Lebl was murdered in the villa after puzzling findings.

Episode 14

District Inspector Mlcoch bites into the case like a bulldog. He reveals to the family what they didn't know about themselves - all the secrets they hid from each other.

Episode 15

The day after the disappearance of Lebl, an insurance company took photographs of the interior of their villa. Do they reveal who killed Lebl, and who cleaned the corpses?

Episode 16

Alois is in prison. He claims that he’d killed Lebl and his motive was greed. Others who have remained at large feel that the danger has not passed.

Ambition E17

The family celebrates Henry's birthday, Vladimir's son. However, the apparent pace of life in Prague does not seem to be reaching the far.

Ambition E18

Vladimir is hiding. He believes that he has finally come up with the key that was decisive in committing Lebl's murder. Klara can no longer bear doubts about who actually killed her parents.

Ambition E19

Vladimir and Krystof don't trust each other, but they cooperate. They search for new evidence but find themselves in a dead-end again.

Ambition E20

Irenka doesn't trust the images that the medium provided in the villa. They did not reveal who killed Lebl, but only who manipulated the body.

Ambition E21

The brothers take turns in prison. Jaroslav manages to escape from Polesi. Both Irenka and Eliska are also at risk.

Ambition E22

Lebl's murderer finds himself in a hunting lure. Vladimír and Klara, Fredy and Krystof, and Alois are the ones left from the family.


Ambition S2 E1

After eight years in prison, Jaroslav returns, determined to get back on the top. He wants to gain a position in the company, recognition, and acceptance in the family.

Ambition S2 E2

Jaroslav's journey to the top is complicated. Even though he gains an important ally in Magdalena, it turns out that it simply will not work without Skvor's consent. Vladimir suspects that the violent events of the past days are not the result of chance.

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