Dreams for Sunday

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Sny na neděli

Runtime

79 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production year

1959

Premiere

28.08.1959

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Gajer

Synopsis

Tuberculosis' patients are treated in a big sanatorium surrounded by a park. The recovery process is long and each Sunday many patients ask in vain for a permit to go and see their families. The head physician, however, can only let out those who are almost healed. Young teacher Jana is unhappy because the illness prevented her from practicing her profession. But in the sanatorium she falls in love with Jindra who was a technical college student before he became ill. They are planning a future together. Because of Jana, Jindra has no time for his friend Tůma who gives him additional lessons and whose condition is rapidly worsening. Tůma still manages to learn Spanish so he can go abroad to work on a project. Patient Franta goes to visit his family in Prague in secret. On his return at night he notices a funeral car driving away Tůma who gave in to the illness. Jana, who is already healthy, is going to be released. She wants to spend the last Sunday in Prague with Jindra and he leaves the sanatorium without permission. Jindra underestimates his condition and on his return ends up in the intensive care unit. The head physician still believes he will recover, however, Jindra has to respect the treatment rules. So the doctor advises Jana to restrict her visits to the sanatorium.

Cast

Alena Vránová

učitelka Jana Holečková

Eduard Cupák

průmyslovák Jindra Valenta

Martin Růžek

primář sanatoria

Václav Lohniský

pacient Josef Tůma, zvaný Španělák

Jiří Sovák

pacient Franta Farták

Miloš Kopecký

pacient Voves, Jindrův kamarád

Terezie Brzková

babička pacientka

Soňa Neumannová

vrchní sestra

Věra Kalendová

zdravotní sestra

Otto Čermák

děda pacient

Jan Skopeček

pacient Venca Čermák

Zdeněk Hodr

ochotnický režisér

Richard Záhorský

Janin otec

Erik Zámiš

cizí pacient

Karel Vavřík

zřízenec v sanatoriu

Miloslav Novák

laborant

Karel Smrž

sanitář s vozíkem

Libuše Pospíšilová

zdravotní sestra

Věra Tichánková

pacientka Dočkalová

Karel Svoboda

lékař

Boris Moravec

muž na ulici

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

František Matoušek

Assistant Director

Jaroslava Koudelová, Věra Plívová

Screenstory

Ota Hofman

Screenplay

Ota Hofman

Shooting Script

Václav Gajer

Camera

Jan Roth

Camera Operator

Josef Pechar, Josef Pávek

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Jiří Rulík

Costume Designer

Karel Postřehovský

Sound Designer

Roman Hloch

Production Manager

Josef Pitrák

Unit Production Manager

Hubert Novotný

Consultant

MUDr. Oskar Boleček, MUDr. Josef Ungr

Cooperation

Jaroslav Krška

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Selected Music

Fryderyk Chopin

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

O Cangaceiro, Až ráno, až ráno, Janička, Jana

Songwriter

Alfredo Nascimento (O Cangaceiro)

Writer of Lyrics

Alfredo Nascimento (O Cangaceiro), Slavomír Šindelka (O Cangaceiro)

Singer

mužský sbor (O Cangaceiro), sbor (Až ráno, až ráno), sbor (Janička, Jana)

Production info

Original Title

Sny na neděli

English Title

Dreams for Sunday

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1959

Premiere

28.08.1959

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Hanuš – Träger, Ladislav Hanuš, Josef Träger

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

79 min

Versions

Czech