Fitters

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Premiere

28 October 1960

Runtime

77 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Rychlík do Ostravy

Czech title

Rychlík do Ostravy

English title

Fitters

Working title

Montéři

Synopsis

Using a helicopter, a group of fitters led by elderly Vaněk is trying to fix a "torch" for burning waste gasses on top of the tall chimney in Ostrava's New Iron Works. This would save the plant half a million crowns. The attempt fails and, it being Saturday, the fitters all go home to Prague. Sunday brings both happy and unhappy events. A little baby girl is born to the youngest one, Soukup. Machač discovers that his wife is cheating on him and he separates from her. Vaněk, Machač's father-in-law, is unhappy because of the whole situation. The timid Klír meets a fascinating girl at the dentist emergency ward. On Sunday night the fitters all meet again on the train and Soukup brings champagne to celebrate. Machač is the only one who is not with them. He went back to Ostrava earlier and prepared a plan for the next attempt to fix the "torch". During the early Monday shift they fix it without problems. The fitters are satisfied with the results of their work. And old Vaněk is glad of the fact that Machač's split with his daughter didn't influence the feeling of friendship in their group.

Cast

František Vicena

montér Franta Machač

L. H. Struna

montér Vaněk, Machačův tchán

Jan Skopeček

montér Karel Klír

Ladislav Trojan

montér Láďa Soukup

František Šlégr

dispečer Václav Šnábl

Marcela Martínková

Klírova dívka, průvodčí ve vlaku

Dagmar Zikánová

Vlasta, Machačova žena, Vaňkova dcera

Zuzana Fišárková

úřednice Hanka

Anna Melíšková

Vaňkova žena, Vlastina matka

Jarmila Kurandová

Klírova teta

Eva Svobodová

Soukupová, Láďova matka

Jan Pohan

pilot kapitán Válek

Lubor Tokoš

rozhlasový reportér

Adolf Král

inženýr Kajdoš

Josef Mixa

nadporučík Horký

Nataša Gollová

zdravotní sestra v porodnici

Miluše Hradská

Dáša, Soukupova žena

Běla Jurdová

pokladní Růžena, Frantova sestra

Blažena Slavíčková

instrumentářka

Josef Beyvl

opilý příbuzný

Bohumil Švarc

Jarda Veselý, Vlastin milenec

Vítězslav Černý

cestující se zraněnou rukou

Marie Hatleová

stařenka

Pavel Molčík

Dubbing Milan Mach
mechanik na letišti

Josef Steigl

číšník

Lubomír Černý

člen orchestru

Čeněk Halška

cestující

Libuše Hofmanová

brýlatá slečna

Eliška Nejedlá

žena v autě

Josef Příhoda

muž s bolavým zubem

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Lada Vacková

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Mach

Director of Photography

Václav Hanuš

Second Unit Photography

Josef Hanuš

Camera Operator

Ladislav Chroust

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Set Designer

Ivo Černý, Vladimír Mácha

Sound Designer

Emil Poledník, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

František Sandr

Unit Production Manager

Eliška Nejedlá, Věra Winkelhöferová

Consultant

Cyril Urbanec

Cooperation

Letecký útvar Československé lidové armády, Nová Huť Klementa Gottwalda v Kunčicích

Music

Music Composed by

Štěpán Lucký

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín), Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Songs

Plují lodi do Triany

Songwriter Jan F. Fischer

Láska – to jsou jen písmena

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Ljuba Hermanová

Production info

Original Title

Rychlík do Ostravy

Czech Title

Rychlík do Ostravy

English Title

Fitters

Working Title

Montéři

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 16 September 1959
technical Screenplay approved 30 November 1959
start of filming 25 January 1960
end of filming 8 July 1960
projection approval 2 September 1960

Premiere

premiere 28 October 1960

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Kunc, František Břetislav Kunc (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Bohumil Šmída (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

77 min

Original length in metres

2 203 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