Wrong Side Up

Country

Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Federal Republic of Germany

Copyright

2005

Production year

2004

Premiere

24 February 2005

Runtime

108 min

Director

Petr Zelenka

Category

film

Genre

comedy, bitter comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Příběhy obyčejného šílenství

Czech title

Příběhy obyčejného šílenství

English title

Wrong Side Up

Parallel title

Príbehy obyčajného šialenstva

Summary

The film’s story was first presented as the director’s theatre play by the same name, which, like the film version, deals with the issue of a hardly definable human aberrance, which is often the result of loneliness and is frequently made manifest in love relationships. The film follows the stories of the suspended air navigator Petr, who tries to get his girlfriend Jana back, of Petr’s father, a former weekly newsreel commentator, of neighbours who only enjoy sex when someone is watching them and of Petr’s pushy mother who is always organizing or controlling something until one day she ends up in psychiatric are. Petr’s attempt to win back Jana consists of a number of hairbrained plans. But the last one somehow doesn’t work out...

Note

The film included shots from the Czech Weekly Newsreel no. 4/1973 (1973) and television film Six Days with Fidel Castro (1973; dir. Petr Ulrych).

Crew and creators

Director

Petr Zelenka

Second Unit Director

Kateřina Oujezdská

Assistant Director

Barbora Adamová, Lukáš Viznar

Based on

Petr Zelenka (Příběhy obyčejného šílenství – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Petr Zelenka

Director of Photography

Miro Gábor

Camera Operator

Jan Cabalka

Production Designer

Ondřej Nekvasil

Costume Designer

Martin Chocholoušek

Make-Up Artist

Nevena Thielová

Film Editor

David Charap

Sound Designer

Michal Holubec

Co-producer

Petr Chajda (Česká produkční 2000), Tomáš Hoffman (Česká produkční 2000), Karl Baumgartner (Pegasos Film), Ernst Szebedits (Pegasos Film), Silvia Dubecká (Sisaart)

Production Manager

Pavel Špaček

Unit Production Manager

Luděk Valchář

Cooperation

Martin Špelda (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Holas

Selected Music

Carlos Mejia Godoy (La Consigna /y los de Palacagüina/), Jiří Šust (hudba z filmu Lidé jako ty)

Music Conducted by

Jan Kučera

Music Supervisor

Karel Holas

Songs

Your Call's Very Important to Us. Please Hold

Songwriter Ron MaelRussell Mael
Writer of Lyrics Ron MaelRussell Mael
Singer Sparks

Upon This Rock

Songwriter Jocelyn Pook

Martine!

Songwriter Vlastimil Třešňák
Writer of Lyrics Vlastimil Třešňák
Singer Vlastimil Třešňák

Cesta domů

Songwriter skupina Tornádo Lue
Writer of Lyrics Jana Tóthová
Singer skupina Tornádo Lue

La Consigna

Songwriter Carlos Mejia Godoy

Production info

Original Title

Příběhy obyčejného šílenství

Czech Title

Příběhy obyčejného šílenství

English Title

Wrong Side Up

Parallel Title

Príbehy obyčajného šialenstva

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy, bitter comedy

Origin country

Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Federal Republic of Germany

Copyright

2005

Production Year

2004

Production specifications

start of filming 06/2004
end of filming 08/2004

Premiere

premiere 24 February 2005 /suitable for all ages/ (multiplex Palace Cinemas Slovanský dům, Praha)

Distribution slogan

"Women are not our enemies. They are our friends, but they play a tough game!" A comedy love story on various forms of love. Three-time Czech Lion winner Ivan Trojan in a new comedy by screenplay writer and director Petr Zelenka (Loners, Buttoners, and Year of the Devil).

Distribution

BIOSCOP, a. s.

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

108 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,85

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Digital

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech