People Are Everywhere

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Premiere

16 December 1960

Runtime

92 min

Category

film

Genre

psychological

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Všude žijí lidé

Czech title

Všude žijí lidé

English title

People Are Everywhere

Synopsis

After his graduation ceremony, the young doctor Mirek Vodák would gladly stay in Prague with his fiancee Eva. His attempts to get higher officials to intervene are to no avail and he has to go to Lužany near Sušice to take the place of the local doctor Mrázek who is retiring. Mrázek has heart problems but he is self-sacrificing and cares for his patients very much. He is Mirek's big supporter and introduces him to the people. The young doctor feels very lonely and only gradually wins the trust of the local people. He becomes close with the young woman Olga, who works in the post-office and whose husband, a teacher, is very busy with his work and many other duties. Eva, who is a successful professional swimmer, refuses to go to the village with Mirek. Her visit to Lužany doesn't go well. Eva isn't pleased with the fact that Mirek isn't trying to get back to Prague. They have a fight and she goes home. Mrázek is taken to the hospital after a serious heart attack and Mirek must handle all the duties alone. In a dramatic situation, he saves the life of a young tractor driver shocked by an electric current. He spends New Year's Eve in Prague with Eva and refuses a favoured position as a doctor in Kladno. He goes back to Lužany and to the people whom he grew fond of and whom he wants to help. He hopes that Eva will understand and join him one day.

Cast

Zdeněk Štěpánek

MUDr. Emil Mrázek

Ivo Palec

MUDr. Mirek Vodák

Jana Hlaváčová

Eva Filipová, Mirkova snoubenka

Jana Štěpánková

poštovní úřednice Olga Řeháková

Otto Šimánek

učitel Řehák, Olžin manžel

Marie Müllerová

zdravotní sestra Tonička Pešková

Jan Tříska

traktorista Lojza Pošvář

Jana Drbohlavová

poštovní úřednice Líba, Lojzova dívka

Helena Kotoučová

Pošvářová, Lojzova matka

Elena Hálková

Boženka, Evina matka

Vladimír Hlavatý

předseda JZD Václav Bouda

Eva Svobodová

Boudova žena

Václav Lohniský

účetní JZD Šimon

Miroslav Macháček

simulant Bedřich Pacák

Luba Skořepová

Pacákova žena

Martin Růžek

strýc Arnošt

Stanislav Neumann

děda Herout

Emil Liška

Dubbing Jan Pohan
trenér plavání Kučera

Josef Svátek

krajský referent

Josef Kozák

listonoš Pepíček

Milan Friedl

student při promoci

František Vnouček

profesor Jirsa

Ota Žebrák

primář

Vlastimil Bedrna

MUDr.Zaplétal

Ladislav Gzela

družstevník Krejčí

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Milan Kadlec, Věra Vláčilová, Anna Lackovičová, Vlasta Kolbasová

Screenstory

Jiří Hanibal

Script Editor

František Kožík

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha

Production Designer

Boris Moravec

Costume Designer

Dagmar Berková

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Jiří Krejčí, Miloš Mastník

Unit Production Manager

Václav Dobeš, František Jaderník

Consultant

MUDr. Naděžda Steinhilberová

Music

Music Composed by

Evžen Illín

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Production info

Original Title

Všude žijí lidé

Czech Title

Všude žijí lidé

English Title

People Are Everywhere

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

psychological

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 16 December 1959
technical Screenplay approved 15 February 1960
start of filming 23 February 1960
end of filming 12 July 1960
projection approval 20 September 1960

Premiere

premiere 16 December 1960

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šebor – Bor, Vladimír Bor (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Jiří Šebor (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

92 min

Original length in metres

2 612 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: 3. festival českých a slovenských filmů Ostrava

1961
Ostrava / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 9. mezinárodní filmový festival San Sebastián

1961
San Sebastián / Spain
Štěpán Skalský

Vítěz

Festival: 3. festival českých a slovenských filmů Ostrava

1961
Ostrava / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 9. mezinárodní filmový festival San Sebastián

1961
San Sebastián / Spain
Jiří Hanibal

Vítěz

Event: Státní ceny za rok 1961

1961
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Československý film