Friday Morning

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

medium

Czech title

V pátek ráno

Runtime

34 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

23.08.1957

Language version

Czech

Director

Zdeněk Podskalský

Synopsis

An alarm clock goes off in the Malásek family home at half past four in the morning. The mother Slávka gets up, finishes her toilet, and goes to work after setting out clean shirts for her husband and three sons and letting their Alsatian dog Ajax out in the garden. At half past five, the father Karel gets up and sends Ajax to get milk and bread from the shop. The father shaves, has breakfast and goes to work. At half past six the oldest son Tomáš wakes up. He prepares breakfast for his brothers and plays with his father's shaving brush for a while. After he leaves, Pavlík and Milan get up as well. Pavlík tries to turn off the dripping water tap in the bathroom but the tap gets stuck and in a little while water is overflowing from the bath-tub. At first the boys ask their parents for help. They call their mother at work but at the end a police officer helps them and sends for a plumber. The parents come home when the danger is already over and they are so overjoyed at their children's independence that they forget about their banal quarrel from the day before.

Cast

Jarmila Smejkalová

telefonistka Slávka Malásková

Vlastimil Brodský

laborant Karel, Slávčin manžel

Milan Tomášek

Tomáš, syn Maláskových

Petr Krajča

Milan, mladší syn Maláskových

Zbyněk Tenkrát

Pavlík, nejmladší syn Maláskových

Marcela Moravcová

laborantka Jarmila

Radovan Lukavský

údržbář Kohout

pes Ajax

vlčák

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Stanislav Černý, Zdena Štekrová

Shooting Script

Zdeněk Podskalský

Production Designer

Boris Moravec

Set Designer

Josef Calta

Make-Up Artist

Ladislav Bacílek

Sound Designer

Jiří Lenoch

Production Manager

Rudolf Fencl

Unit Production Manager

Václav Cajthaml

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Seidel (hudba)

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

V pátek ráno

English Title

Friday Morning

Working Title

Její chlapci

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Premiere

23.08.1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Kratochvíl, Miloš Václav Kratochvíl, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Lenght

medium

Runtime

34 min

Versions

Czech