Poets Never Lose Hope

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2004

Production year

2003

Premiere

22 January 2004

Runtime

115 min

Director

Dušan Klein

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Jak básníci neztrácejí naději

Czech title

Jak básníci neztrácejí naději

English title

Poets Never Lose Hope

Working title

Jak básníci potkávají naději / Kde básníci potkávají naději

Summary

This pentology, following the lives of the protagonists from their adolescent years to middle age, comprises a unique project in the history of Czech film. (How the World Loses Poets, 1982; How Poets Lose Their Ilussions, 1984; How Life Smells Good to Poets; 1987; The End of Poets in Bohemia…, 1993).

Crew and creators

Director

Dušan Klein

Second Unit Director

Josef Loučím (II. režie)

Assistant Director

Michal Pátek

Shooting Script

Dušan Klein

Director of Photography

Peter Beňa

Second Unit Photography

Vladimír Dousek

Camera Operator

Michal Beňa

Production Designer

Karel Vacek

Art Director

Adolf Born (výtvarník animovaných částí)

Costume Designer

Iva Horáková

Make-Up Artist

Jiřina Pahlerová

Film Editor

Jan Svoboda

Sound Designer

Pavel Dvořák

Titles Designed by

Adolf Born (výtvarník loga)

Production Manager

Jiří Holan

Unit Production Manager

Michaela Flenerová

Production Manager

Jiří Holan

Music

Music Composed by

Jaroslav Uhlíř

Music Performed by

Sound & Rhythm Orchestra /pod vedením Jiřího Škorpíka/,

Music Conducted by

Leoš Svárovský

Songs

Citová nouze

Songwriter Jaroslav Uhlíř
Writer of Lyrics Karel Šíp
Singer Jaroslav Uhlíř

Když muž se ženou snídá

Songwriter Palo Habera
Writer of Lyrics Karel Šíp
Singer Karel Gott

Polož mi ruku do klína

Songwriter Jaroslav Uhlíř
Writer of Lyrics Ladislav Pecháček
Singer Michaela BadinkováPavel Kříž

Computer baby

Songwriter Jaroslav Uhlíř
Writer of Lyrics Ladislav Pecháček
Singer Michaela Badinková

Production info

Original Title

Jak básníci neztrácejí naději

Czech Title

Jak básníci neztrácejí naději

English Title

Poets Never Lose Hope

Working Title

Jak básníci potkávají naději / Kde básníci potkávají naději

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2004

Production Year

2003

Production specifications

start of filming 29 September 2003
end of filming 10 November 2003

Premiere

premiere 22 January 2004 /suitable for all ages/ (kino Blaník, Praha)

Partner

MAZDA, Coldrex, Teta, Starobrno, Wella

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

115 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,85

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Stereo

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech