August Sunday

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Srpnová neděle

Runtime

81 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Premiere

12.05.1961

Language version

Czech

Director

Otakar Vávra

Synopsis

Summer guests are spending the last days of their holidays in a small village near a lake in South Bohemia. Ageing but elegant Věra Mixová is here, with her niece Zuzka and an old small-town couple Vachs. At the lido, by the camp-fire and in the hotel, they meet with the local people. They meet the older postmaster, firmly convinced that one should work unselfishly to help the others. He is sadly and hopelessly in love with Věra. They also meet a group of young people, led by a somewhat frivolous glass smelter Jirka. Věra is firm with her niece for she's jealous of her youth. She flirts with Jirka but isn't happy with her life. She is expecting that her lover - editor and an ex-poet Morák - will solve her problems. But the weak man lost all his ideals a long time ago and he doesn't really love Věra any more. He comes after Věra to her summer flat to tell her that he is going to marry his landlady who is expecting his child. Disillusioned Věra throws herself into the lake. Jirka jumps after her convinced that she is Zuzka. He discovers he was wrong, but nevertheless helps Mixová onto the shore. He then hurries after Zuzka to tell her that he loves her.

Cast

Vlasta Fabianová

Věra Mixová

Karel Höger

redaktor Alfréd Morák

Bohuš Záhorský

Eduard Vach

Jiřina Šejbalová

Marie, Vachova žena

Miloš Nedbal

poštmistr

Miriam Hynková

Zuzana, neteř Mixové

Luděk Munzar

sklář Jirka

Otomar Krejča

ing. Václav Mixa, Věřin manžel

František Filipovský

vesnický muzikant

Eman Fiala

vesnický muzikant

Jan Tříska

sklář Tomáš

Zuzana Stivínová

dívka Míla

Jaroslava Panýrková

dívka Hanka

Hana Bauerová

žena v červených plavkách

Eva Horanová

dívka

Jaroslav Horan

mladík

Hana Jirotková

dívka

Josef Krameš

mladík

Magdalena Micková

dívka

Piro Milkani

mladík

Ondrej Očenáš

mladík

Silvera Rašková

dívka

Jitka Skolková

dívka

Ludmila Sovová

dívka

František Hrubín

muž v plavkách a s fotoaparátem

Commentary

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Václav Sklenář

Assistant Director

Jan Schmidt

Based on

František Hrubín (Srpnová neděle – divadelní hra)

Shooting Script

Otakar Vávra

Camera Operator

Jiří Vojta, Ivan Šlapeta

Production Designer

Jaroslav Krška

Art Director

Josef Svoboda

Set Designer

Eva Slívová

Costume Designer

Jindřiška Hirschová

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Miloslav Hůrka

Production Manager

Ladislav Terš

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Merunka, Ludmila Venclíková

Music

Music Composed by

Václav Trojan

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Láska a sen, Měsíčku, hlídej!, Bílý měsíc, Vesničko má pod Šumavou

Songwriter

Václav Trojan (Láska a sen), Václav Trojan (Měsíčku, hlídej!), Václav Trojan (Bílý měsíc), Johan B. Blobner (Vesničko má pod Šumavou)

Writer of Lyrics

František Hrubín (Láska a sen), František Hrubín (Měsíčku, hlídej!), František Hrubín (Bílý měsíc), Karel Šimůnek (Vesničko má pod Šumavou)

Singer

sbor (Láska a sen), sbor (Měsíčku, hlídej!), sbor (Bílý měsíc), Jiřina Šejbalová (Vesničko má pod Šumavou)

Production info

Original Title

Srpnová neděle

English Title

August Sunday

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Premiere

12.05.1961

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šmída – Fikar, Ladislav Fikar, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

81 min

Versions

Czech