Labakan

Country

Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria

Copyright

1956

Production year

1956

Premiere

12 April 1957

Runtime

74 min

Category

film

Genre

fairytale

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Labakan

Czech title

Labakan

English title

Labakan

Parallel title

Labakan

Synopsis

Sultan Saaud and Sultana Zoraida send their son Omar to study abroad since, according to a prophesy, by the time he is twenty-one, mortal danger will threaten him in his native country. The years pass and Omar returns home where no-one recognizes him. His identity is to be proven with the family dagger which he has kept all this time. His entourage is attacked just before they reach their destination; only Omar escapes. Meanwhile the city is preparing to welcome Omar home; in the master Mustafa's workshop, Labakan is finishing the festive attire designed for the Prince Omar. Labakan yearns for a noble and wealthy life; he steals the prince's clothes during the night and flees the city in disguise. He encounters Omar on the seashore and takes his horse and dagger, intending to pass himself off as the prince when he arrives at the palace. He declares the real prince a poor, mad tailor and the sultan has Omar thrown in prison. Omar's mother, however, does not believe that Labakan is her son. At her insistence the sultan sets both men a task but the result is not convincing. Two little caskets from the fairy Adolzaida finally speak the truth. Labakan is afraid of the punishment he is to receive - at that moment he wakes up. Cured of his scorn of ordinary life he sets off with his friends and his loving Fatma to the cheering city to welcome Prince Omar.

Note

The film was made in Bulgaria along with A Legend About Love which used adapted sets and costumes from this film.

Cast

Eduard Cupák

krejčovský tovaryš Labakan

Karel Fiala

princ Omar

Jana Rybářová

květinářka Fatma

Vladimír Leraus

sultán Saud

Dana Medřická

sultánka Zoraida

Zdeňka Baldová

trhovkyně Mirza, Labakanova matka

Otylie Beníšková

víla Adolzaida

Eman Fiala

mistr krejčí Mustafa

Aleš Košnar

Ali, pomocník u krejčího

Alexandr Milkovski

Elfi bej

Kiril Ilinčev

vezír

Nikola Karadžov

lupič

Ivan Obretenov

lupič

Petr Herrmann

učedník u krejčího Mustafy

Miroslav Kůra

tanečník u sultána

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaroslav Beránek, Kiril Ilinčev

Assistant Director

Michail Lazarov, Vladimíra Čečetková

Based on

Wilhelm Hauff (Princ-krejčí – pohádka)

Shooting Script

Václav Krška

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka

Camera Operator

Rudolf Jokl, Josef Novotný

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič

Set Designer

Josef Pavlík

Production Manager

Antonín Bedřich, Nikola Vlčev

Music

Music Composed by

Jarmil Burghauser

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Songs

Ach, ta práce krejčovská

Singer mužský sbor

Růže a jasmín

Singer mužský hlassbor

Dokola je celý svět

Singer Eduard Cupák

Production info

Original Title

Labakan

Czech Title

Labakan

English Title

Labakan

Parallel Title

Labakan

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

fairytale

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria

Copyright

1956

Production Year

1956

Production specifications

projection approval 12/1956

Premiere

premiere 12 April 1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Feix – Daniel, František Daniel (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Karel Feix (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

74 min

Original length in metres

2 100 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech