Ambition - Biser A. Arichtev - Czech Republic
Ambition (Czech Republic, 2014 - 2018) by Eurochannel
Ambition (První republika, 2014 - 2018)
Director: Biser A. Arichtev, Johanna Steiger Antošová
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the Spanish flu kills more people than the whole WWI, even the Valentas are in immediate danger.
Jaroslav is making plans for a family business behind his father. He is also consumed by jealousy and devises a scheme against Vladimir.
Vladimir leaves the family business and sets up a fashion brand with a renowned tailor.
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.
One of the ladies needs to find a place for an abortion. The only problem is that in this First Republic, abortion is illegal.
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.
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.
Vladimir's fashion company prospers and so does his marriage. Newborn Henry becomes a beacon of their love.