Friends Travelling on Sea

Country

Czechoslovakia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Copyright

1959

Production year

1959

Premiere

30 May 1960

Runtime

74 min

Category

film

Genre

children

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Přátelé na moři

Czech title

Přátelé na moři

English title

Friends Travelling on Sea

Parallel title

Potěrjannaja fotografija

Synopsis

May 1945. Soviet tanks arrive in Prague through the streets of Vyšehrad. One of the young tank drivers talks to the mother of little Vašek and proudly shows her a photograph of himself with his own son whom he has not seen for three years. Shots are fired and the tank driver returns to his post. Vašek is left holding the photograph. Eleven years pass, Vašek is now thirteen and he wants to return the photograph. He plans to win a pioneer competition - the prize for the winner is a trip to Odessa where, according to the stamp on the photograph, the unknown tank driver comes from. The disappointed Vašek only comes second and he asks the winner, Alena Hrušková, to return the photograph for him. Along with the winners from Moravia and Slovakia, Petr and Laco, she is placed with a tourist group. Alena is hoping that she will get help from Marina, a girl from Odessa, with whom she has only been corresponding until now. Marina does find help. The photograph is to be printed in the regional paper. Alena also receives assistance from war veterans from the military sanatorium. She discovers that the tank driver, Nikitin, died in Prague. The young sailor Kostya, the tank driver's son, has the same photograph; he finds out his real name and, after all these years, meets his mother again who had thought him dead. The pioneer's efforts thus have a happy ending.

Cast

Dagmar Táborská

učitelka Jiřina Mačková

Helena Knappová

pionýrka Alena Hrušková

Tomáš Sedláček

moravský pionýr Petr Hlabazňa

Peter Kollárik

slovenský pionýr Laco Markus

Vlastimil Brodský

vedoucí zájezdu Tureček

Karel Effa

turista s lupou

Stanislav Fišer

mladý turista

František Hanus

turista reportér

Jan Pixa

konferenciér

Jan Schier

pionýr Vašek Kalabis

František Miška

Vaškův otec

Jarmila Smejkalová

Vaškova matka

Boris Čirkov

letec generál Safronov

Nikolaj Dovženko

tankista Stěpan Andrejevič Nikitin

Leonid Topčijev

drezér Margeljan

Vjačeslav Podvig

námořník Kosťa Petrov, vlastním jménem Nikitin

Nataša Treťjačenko

Marina, Alenina kamarádka

Milka Balek-Brodská

starší žena u krytu

A. Černoščekov

Sáša

Žeňa Děmočkina

Káťa

Alois Dvorský

stařík u krytu

Saša Kekiš

Emmanuil Geller

důchodce

Lidija Dranovskaja

Oleg Popov

J. Tůma

N. Garin

bratři Zapašní (Zapašnyje)

V. Motrenko

V. Dichtjarova

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Stanislav Strnad

Assistant Director

Vladimíra Vlková, Irina Safarova

Director of Photography

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Jan Pacák, Alexandr Dichtjar

Assistent Production Designer

Jan Kňákal

Set Designer

Vladimír Mácha, Jan Vrňata

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek, Dmitrij Bělevič

Production Manager

Václav Rouha, Nikolaj Petrov

Unit Production Manager

Radij Muchin, Jaroslav Vlk

Music

Music Composed by

Jurij Birjukov

Music Performed by

Orchestr Hlavní správy kinematografie SSSR (Music Conducted by Grigorij Gamburg)

Songs

Když se ten Tálínskej rybník nahání

Singer Hanuš Bor

Moskevské večery

Singer Hanuš Bor

Píseň o táborovém ohni /ruská/

Singer dětský sbor

Production info

Original Title

Přátelé na moři

Czech Title

Přátelé na moři

English Title

Friends Travelling on Sea

Parallel Title

Potěrjannaja fotografija

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1959

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 18 June 1958
start of filming 26 May 1959
technical Screenplay approved 5 June 1959
end of filming 16 November 1959
projection approval 18 March 1960

Premiere

premiere 30 May 1960 /suitable for youths/ (kina Belvedere /1 týden/ a Sevastopol /1 týden od 24. 6./, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Hanuš – Pavlíček, Ladislav Hanuš (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny), František Pavlíček (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

74 min

Original length in metres

2 093 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, Russian

Subtitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 2. festival českých a slovenských filmů Plzeň

1960
Plzeň / Czechoslovakia
Lev Kulidžanov