August Sunday

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1959—1960

Premiere

12 May 1961

Runtime

81 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Srpnová neděle

Czech title

Srpnová neděle

English title

August Sunday

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

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

Hana Bauerová

žena v červených plavkách

Eva Horanová

dívka

Jaroslav Horan

mladík

Hana Jirotková

dívka

Magdalena Micková

dívka

Ondrej Očenáš

mladík

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

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Tuzar

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),

Songs

Láska a sen

Songwriter Václav Trojan
Writer of Lyrics František Hrubín
Singer sbor

Měsíčku, hlídej!

Songwriter Václav Trojan
Writer of Lyrics František Hrubín
Singer sbor

Bílý měsíc

Songwriter Václav Trojan
Writer of Lyrics František Hrubín
Singer sbor

Vesničko má pod Šumavou

Songwriter Johan B. Blobner
Writer of Lyrics Karel Šimůnek
Singer Jiřina Šejbalová

Production info

Original Title

Srpnová neděle

Czech Title

Srpnová neděle

English Title

August Sunday

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1959—1960

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 22 July 1959
technical Screenplay approved 12 August 1959
start of filming 21 August 1959
end of filming 2 November 1960
projection approval 30 December 1960

Premiere

premiere 12 May 1961

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Fikar, Ladislav Fikar (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Bohumil Šmída (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

81 min

Original length in metres

2 297 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37, 1:2,35

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech