A Local Romance

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Žižkovská romance

Runtime

98 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Premiere

09.05.1958

Language version

Czech

Director

Zbyněk Brynych

Synopsis

The plasterer Mirek Helebrandt and the post-office car driver Helena Dobiášová meet over a minor car crash. Mirek is after Helena a lot, however, the girl's behaviour is restrained. She hides from him that she is a single mother with a little son, who is sometimes cared for by her uncle. Also the young waitress Jana falls in love with Mirek. Helena is invited for lunch at Mirek's parents. Before that, Mirek visits her for the first time in her appartment. When Helena explains that the boy in the photograph is her son, Mirek is taken by surprise and rejects her explanation that she was too young when she delivered the child. In the evening, Mirek gets drunk at a dancing party. After all the guests leave, Jana reveals to him her feelings. In that instance the young man realizes that Helena used to be equally confused and as much in love as Jana today. He goes back to Helena who was even considering leaving her son at her uncle's for ever. The son, little Petřík, returns home. Seeing a strange man in the appartment, he turns away and runs off. Helena runs out to the street to catch him and Mirek joins her.

Cast

Renata Olárová

řidička Helena Dobiášová

Jiří Vala

fasádník Mirek Helebrandt

Hanuš Bor

Petřík, Helenin syn

Jana Brejchová

servírka Jana

Eduard Cupák

fasádník Cína

Stanislav Neumann

fasádník děda Vališ

František Kreuzmann

číšník Helebrandt, Mirkův otec

Valentina Thielová

Helenina sousedka Kalousová

Milada Smolíková

prodavačka Helebrandtová, Mirkova matka

Jiří Dohnal

veterinář MVDr. Tachezy

Václav Poláček

strýc Tylínek

František Miroslav Doubrava

Sláva Luňáček, Mirkův kamarád

Václav Lohniský

garážmistr Rudolf Poláček

Ema Skálová

Věra, Poláčkova žena

Eva Svobodová

Jarošová, Helenina sousedka

Ludmila Roubíková

Jonášová, Helenina sousedka

Vlasta Janečková

pošťačka Hanka

Antonín Novotný

řidič Karel Freit

Václav Všelicha

hluchý soused Robert Jaroš

Růžena Lysenková

Helenina sousedka Stárková

Eva Jiroušková

Eva, manželka Slávy Luňáčka

Svatopluk Skládal

sázející fanda fotbalu

Oleg Reif

Standa z garáží

Josef Skrčený

železničář

Ladislav Krečmer

příslušník SNB na úřadě

Jan Čuřík

otec Niké

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Georgis Skalenakis

Assistant Director

Lenka Němečková, Vladimíra Čečetková

Screenstory

Vladimír Kalina

Shooting Script

Zbyněk Brynych

Script Editor

Václav Nývlt

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Antonín Bedřich

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Vlk

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Sternwald

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO), Karel Krautgartner (Orchestr Karla Krautgartnera)

Songs

Sbohem, smutku

Songwriter

Jiří Sternwald (Sbohem, smutku)

Writer of Lyrics

Pavel Kohout (Sbohem, smutku)

Singer

Jiří Vala (Sbohem, smutku)

Production info

Original Title

Žižkovská romance

English Title

A Local Romance

Working Title

Sbohem, smutku!

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Premiere

09.05.1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šmída – Kunc, František Břetislav Kunc, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

98 min

Versions

Czech