Directive

satire

Typology

feature

Czech title

Direktiva

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Vorlíček

Synopsis

The Socialist Youth Choir is going to a festival in Warsaw. For the newly wedded Jílek couple, songwriter Václav and singer Věra, this is going to be a wedding trip. In the last moment, secretary of the festival committee, Kukla, arrives on the platform and cancels Václav's participation in the festival. He appoints the songwriter Strnad instead, getting him onto the train against his will. Věra, who wants to stay in Prague, is persuaded by her colleagues to go. The reason for Jílek's withdrawal is a certain sign of discontent with his songs, expressed by someone 'from a high position' somewhere once in front of Mihule, president of the festival committee. Strnad's wife is unhappy because her husband was supposed to have an urgent gall-bladder operation. The phone-calls amongst the officials result in blocking the publication of Jílek's song lyrics. Strnad returns home after having a gall-bladder attack. Jílek is supposed to fly to Warsaw but is called off again. Then a positive review of his lyrics is broadcast on the radio and published in the Rudé právo newspaper, and the situation changes. The book is published after all, and Václav can finally go. At the railway station, he is meeting the ensemble which is already on its way back.

Cast

Zdeněk Dítě

předseda festivalového výboru Mihule

Vlastimil Brodský

tajemník výboru Kukla

Vladimír Hrubý

textař Strnad

Jana Werichová

Strnadova žena

Miloš Kopecký

redaktor hudebního nakladatelství Válel

Bohuslav Drozd

textař Václav Jílek

Miriam Hynková

Věra, Jílkova žena

Marie Staňková

delegátka festivalu

Jiřina Bohdalová

delegátka festivalu

E. Handzalová

delegátka festivalu

Karel Fiala

letištní stráž

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Boris Moravec

Make-Up Artist

Karel Holek

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Vondra

Pedagogical management

Miroslav Hubáček (režie), Jaroslav Tuzar (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce), Jan Kučera (střihová skladba)

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Malý

Production info

Original Title

Direktiva

English Title

Directive

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production Year

1955

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech