Here in Mechov

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

U nás v Mechově

Runtime

75 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Premiere

22.07.1960

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Sís

Synopsis

Mechov is a village like any other. The cooperative is prospering and the people are, more or less, working, quarrelling and falling in love. One day young Francek Sehnal, who never saw work as his favourite hobby, overhears a conversation from which he understands that a big recreation centre is going to be built by the Mechov pond. Right away Francek decides to use this for his own profit. He is joined by the jack-of-all-trades Veverka, as well as pub-owner Dvořáček, who starts building an illegal plum brandy distillery together with Vincek Strouhal. They are preparing some other attractions for the future holiday makers and weekend cottage owners as well. Their work in the cooperative suffers because of this private business. One day an official car, a Tatra 603, shows up in Mechov. The "entrepreneurs" are in panic, thinking that this could be the local district inspection. They start wiping out the proof of their secret activity and while doing this damage their property. Then they finally realize that the "inspection" was in fact the forester Malina, who is going to work on establishing a nature reserve right by the Mechov pond. This ends their dreams of getting rich quickly.

Cast

Josef Kemr

truhlář Gustav Veverka

Jaroslav Mareš

Francek Sehnal, kovářův syn

Eman Fiala

děda Strouhal

Jaroslav Vojta

děda Šikula

Blažena Holišová

Ema Šikulová, dědova snacha

Rudolf Hrušínský

hostinský Václav Dvořáček

Ludmila Píchová

Matylda, Dvořáčkova žena zvaná Běloručka

Míla Myslíková

drůbežářka Pavlína Šuterová

Rudolf Deyl ml.

předseda JZD Karel Sotolář

Josef Hlinomaz

zedník Vincek Strouhal

Karel Šeplavý

kovář Sehnal zvaný Spáleňák

František Peterka

správce rezervace Malina

Jana Drbohlavová

Anka, Strouhalova dcera

Jan Tříska

Lojzíček

Miloš Patočka

Vilím Sajíc

Bohumil Křížek

Vojtěch Šikula, Emin muž

Eva Svobodová

Sajícová, Vilímova matka

Irena Fabiánová

Sotolářova žena

Ladislava Nováková

Kamilka, nejstarší dcera Sotolářových

František Filipovský

majitel chaty dr. Hertl

Otakar Dadák

řidič Tatry 603

Elena Hálková

Strouhalka, matka Anky

Karel Pavlík

prodavač chemikálií

Zdeněk Braunschläger

zájemce o chatu

Commentary

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Vladimír Zelenka

Assistant Director

Helena Pokorná, Viktor Karásek

Screenstory

Lubomír Možný

Production Designer

Karel Lier

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Sound Designer

Josef Vlček, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Special Effects

Vladimír Dvořák, Miloš Šauer

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Petr Čapek, Josef Hudlička

Cooperation

Jan Kňákal

Music

Music Composed by

Wiliam Bukový

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

U nás v Mechově

English Title

Here in Mechov

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Premiere

22.07.1960

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

75 min

Versions

Czech