Holiday in the Clouds

children

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Prázdniny v oblacích

Runtime

75 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production year

1959

Premiere

13.05.1960

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan Valášek

Synopsis

Vojta and his Prague cousin Pepíček are spending the summer holidays together. They make friends with Anežka from the neighbouring cottage. Both boys are interested in flying and they try to put together a model airplane. They are also drawn to the local sports airfield where the pilot Heyduk works. One evening Heyduk flies over the village in a new type of helicopter known as the Dragon-fly. To the boys the machine looks like something from another world and they decide to explore this strange sight. During their search they cause various damage but see their punishment for this as unjust and decide to escape to an island. Anežka goes over to visit them to try and persuade them to come back. While she is still on the island her boat floats away. Heyduk lands the helicopter on the island that evening and helps the children get home. One day, when the boys are taking Anežka to see her grandmother in Koniklece they see the Dragon-fly unattended at the airfield. They climb inside and involuntarily start it up. Vojta takes the controls and flies Anežka to Koniklece. When he tries to land for the second time, however, he crashes and damages the undercarriage. Heyduk doesn't tell the boys off and informs no-one of what has happened. Vojta, ashamed of his actions, owns up himself. In the night, however, he steals out of the house and goes to help the pilot repair the machine. The next day the Dragon-fly is up in the air once more.

Cast

Zuzana Ondrouchová

Anežka Tomšová

Vlastimil Bican

Vojta Sláma

Bohuslav Bernauer

Pepíček, Vojtův pražský bratranec

Stanislav Neumann

děda Kozelka, hlídač na letišti

Otto Lackovič

pilot Antonín Heyduk

Josef Bláha

Josef Sláma, Vojtův otec

Jiřina Bílá

Božena Slámová, Vojtova matka

Libuše Šetelová

Tomšová, Anežčina matka

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Vlasta Janečková

Assistant Director

Jana Pokorná, Hynek Bočan

Based on

Bohumil Říha (O letadélku Káněti – dětská kniha)

Screenplay

Ota Hofman

Shooting Script

Jan Valášek

Camera Operator

Bedřich Baťka, Ivan Wurm

Production Designer

Luděk Škuta

Art Director

Ivo Houf

Costume Designer

Ivo Houf

Sound Designer

Roman Hloch

Production Manager

Josef Pitrák

Unit Production Manager

Hubert Novotný, Vladislav Špidra

Consultant

Zdeněk Pondělíček, Jan Hlinák, Jan Hubáček, Jan Brabenec, Dalibor Kaňka, Radomír Červenka

Cooperation

Výzkumný a zkušební letecký ústav, Krajský aeroklub Svazarmu Pardubice, Moravan Otrokovice n. p., Marta Kaplerová

Music

Music Composed by

Emil Ludvík

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Prázdniny v oblacích

English Title

Holiday in the Clouds

Working Title

O letadélku Káněti

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1959

Premiere

13.05.1960

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Hanuš – Pavlíček, Ladislav Hanuš, Oldřich Pavlíček

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

75 min

Versions

Czech