Rehearsal Continues

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production year

1959

Premiere

2 September 1960

Runtime

98 min

Category

film

Genre

drama, psychological

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Zkouška pokračuje

Czech title

Zkouška pokračuje

English title

Rehearsal Continues

Working title

Jednoho dne byli tři [literární scénář]

Synopsis

The young actor František Lukavec experienced two joyful events in one day: he lived to see his first son born and was offered the role of the communist hero from the resistance Julius Fučík in a leading Prague theatre. The annoying thing is that he is to act with his former professor Tůma with whom he had a major conflict years ago. Also the situation at home gets complicated: after his wife's return from the maternity hospital, František does not have the proper conditions to study his role. In a club, the young man meets the worldly actress Müllerová who introduces him to influential people. František then begins to appear on TV, on radio and in film. Although all this contributes to his popularity, it prevents him from concentrated work in the theatre. Both his moral and artistic crisis affect his theatre colleagues as well as his wife. The revengeful Tůma provokes him; he even refuses to act with him. His wife takes the child and leaves for her mother's. At a communist meeting, František comes to realize what is the most important to him. During the dress rehearsal, Tůma fails to control himself, and in the role of the commissar Böhm, he slaps the young actor in the face. František succeeds to suppress the humiliation and acts to the end as if nothing happened. His moral victory is witnessed also by his wife who came in secret to watch František. And in a while, the rehearsal continues...

Cast

Ivo Palec

herec František Lukavec

Zdeněk Štěpánek

režisér Suda

Martin Růžek

herec Vladimír Tůma

Irena Kačírková

herečka Kaťa Müllerová

Miriam Hynková

Jitka, Františkova žena

Ota Sklenčka

filmový režisér Kuba

Heda Marková

Krutinová, Jitčina matka

Libuše Havelková

sousedka Mařáčková

Josef Mixa

herec Beránek

František Suk

inspicient

Hynek Němec

rekvizitář

Josef Kemr

herec Karel Čížek

Vlastimil Hašek

herec Standa Ruml

Alexandra Myšková

herečka Eva Malátová

Jana Štěpánková

herečka Dana Pelcová

Eva Svobodová

rekvizitářka

Otto Šimánek

inspicient

Josef Roubalík

herec

Miloš Patočka

herec Tonda Novák

Stanislav Zindulka

herec Vašek Malát

Ilja Prachař

Františkův švagr

Bohumil Švarc

moderátor televize

Zdeňka Černá

Ančka, Jitčina sestra

Růžena Gottliebová

šatnářka v Mánesu

Vladimír Huber

Mařáček, sousedčin muž

Alena Karešová

Kubova asistentka

Václav Postránecký

syn Mařáčkových

Milan Mach

pomocný režisér

Rudolf Milič

kameraman

Jiří Hrbas

novinář v klubu

Věra Petáková

Sudova asistentka

Štěpán Skalský

televizní režisér

Helena Balíková

miminko Vladimír Lukavec

Irena Juřičková

Klementina Rektorisová

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jiří Fried

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Balík

Director of Photography

Rudolf Stahl ml.

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič

Art Director

Vladimír Nývlt

Set Designer

Ladislav Rada

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Sound Designer

Milan R. Novotný, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Josef Ouzký

Unit Production Manager

Václav Cajthaml, Růžena Hulínská

Cooperation

Václav Lohniský (divadelní scény), Věra Líznerová

Music

Music Composed by

Ivan Řezáč

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Songs

Kupředu, čase

Songwriter Ivan Řezáč
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer sbor

Proč smát se mám

Songwriter Ivan Řezáč
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Irena Kačírková

Svět se mění

Songwriter Ivan Řezáč
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Irena KačírkováIvo Palec [dab]Jiří Suchý

Včera a zítra zas

Songwriter Ivan Řezáč
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Irena Kačírková

Production info

Original Title

Zkouška pokračuje

Czech Title

Zkouška pokračuje

English Title

Rehearsal Continues

Working Title

Jednoho dne byli tři [literární scénář]

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, psychological

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1959

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 29 April 1959
technical Screenplay approved 3 June 1959
start of filming 6 July 1959
end of filming 16 November 1959
projection approval 28 December 1959

Premiere

premiere 2 September 1960

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov, Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Kunc, František Břetislav Kunc (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Bohumil Šmída (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

98 min

Original length in metres

2 780 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival českých a slovenských filmů Plzeň

1960
Plzeň / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Event: Umělecká soutěž k 15. výročí zrodu lidově-demokratické Československé republiky

1960
Praha / Czechoslovakia