Today for the Last Time

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Dnes naposled

Runtime

96

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Premiere

13.12.1958

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Josef Neuberg, František Vlček

Screenstory

Josef Neuberg, František Vlček

Synopsis

The first violinist Karel Mašek is a drunkard, and so is the engineer Danda and other regular guests of the pub 'U Kroců' - Taupe and Rendl. Mašek is coming back from the pub early in the morning, promising his wife that he will stop drinking. But he arrives at the orchestra rehearsal drunk again, and the other musicians refuse to play with him. Danda returns home without his briefcase and goes back to the pub 'U Kroců' in the morning, even though he has an important meeting at work. He is suspended to a subordinate position, but he doesn't admit that at home. His daughter wants to get married, his son got drunk and spent the night in the detention centre. Mašek also didn't say at home that he lost his job. He sold his violin to Rendl, persuaded his wife that he was going on a concert tour, and went to his old love Magda. Danda wants to sell his villa to cover the debts. Taupe has already drunk his entire property away, and gone crazy. Rendl finds Mašek in Magda's apartment and is blackmailing Magda. He has a quarrel with the drunk Danda and to make him ridiculous partly cuts his hair. Then he tells Ms Mašková where her husband is. Ms Mašková comes to the flat to see for herself. Mašek is hiding in the light shaft but he falls and kills himself. Danda's family is organizing an engagement party. Danda arrives with his hair cut. The atmosphere of the engagement helps him make the decision to solve the situation and to voluntarily go for anti-alcoholism treatment.

Cast

Zdeněk Štěpánek

inženýr Jindřich Danda

Vladimír Ráž

houslista Karel Mašek

Běla Jurdová

Božka, Maškova žena

Jaroslav Mareš

překupník Rendl

Vladimír Menšík

vinárník Kroc

Antonie Hegerliková

Dandova žena Berta

Eva Očenášová

Jiřina, dcera Dandových

Luděk Munzar

Jaroslav, Jiřinin snoubenec

Václav Tomšovský

Láďa, syn Dandových

Vlastimil Brodský

starožitník

Irena Kačírková

Magda Řeháková, dcera starožitníka

František Smolík

podivín Taupe, bývalý továrník

Jiří Sovák

holič A. Zemánek

Jindřich Narenta

dr. Ventura

Věra Váchová

Venturova žena

Jarmil Škrdlant

tajemník Fiala

Karel Peyr

Monti, zahraniční zákazník

Zbyněk Vostřák

dirigent Bohumil Petržílka

Jiřina Bohdalová

zákaznice v starožitnictví

Zdeněk Řehoř

manžel zákaznice

Stella Zázvorková

návštěvnice vinárny

L. H. Struna

návštěvník vinárny

Fanda Mrázek

návštěvník vinárny

Oldřich Dědek

přítel manželů Venturových

Vladimír Hrubý

příslušník SNB

Miroslav Svoboda

pacient protialkoholické léčebny

Ota Motyčka

svačinář v úřadě

František Holar

železničář na ulici

Karel Hovorka

kupec Dandova domu

Bohuš Hradil

Maškův kolega z orchestru

Marta Fričová

tlumočnice

Bedřich Bozděch

host ve vinárně

Věra Ferbasová

prodavačka

Marcela Sedláčková

žena ve vinárně

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Second Unit Director

Rudolf Jaroš

Assistant Director

Marie Hejzlarová, Pavel Horák

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič

Set Designer

Ladislav Rada, Eva Slívová

Make-Up Artist

Josef Mann

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

Rudolf Wolf

Consultant

MUDr. Jaroslav Skála

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Selected Music

Niccolo Paganini (Koncert pro housle D dur), Sergej Rachmaninov

Music Performed by

FISYO, Ivan Kawaciuk

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO), Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Songs

Cestářská

Songwriter

lidová starofrancouzská píseň (Cestářská), Jiří Straka (Cestářská) (úprava)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Straka (Cestářská)

Singer

Stella Zázvorková (Cestářská), L. H. Struna (Cestářská), Fanda Mrázek (Cestářská)

Production info

Original Title

Dnes naposled

English Title

Today for the Last Time

Working Title

Byla to veselá parta

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Premiere

13.12.1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šmída – Kunc, František Břetislav Kunc, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Versions

Czech