Journey into the Age of Oil Lamps

educational

Typology

feature

Czech title

Cesta do věku petrolejových lamp

Runtime

34

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production year

1961

Language version

Czech

Director

Bohumil Vošahlík

Screenplay

Bohumil Vošahlík

Screenstory

Bohumil Vošahlík

Synopsis

Láďa, Honzík and Karel wander around their city and are a bit bored. But then they meet an elderly man who offers them an adventure: to fly to the past in a rocket. The boys eagerly accept and board the time machine along with little Zuzanka. They at once appear in Prague in 1900. Setting off through the city, they see something unusual and interesting on every step. An organ grinder with his leg shot off walks down the street. A wagon drawn by horses drives along and people dump ash from boxes in it. There is a queue standing in front of a well, made of women and children who have to bring water home since the water-supply system is not fully installed yet. With a girl whom Láďa helps to carry a load of water, the kids enter the flat of a poor laundress. She offers them dinner but the children of the 20th century do not enjoy the miserable food at all. They learn about the contemporary life situation of the shoemakers' apprentices and pupils at school. On the street, Karel meets his grandfather as a young boy and they are almost mistaken for each other. The children also see an ancient automobile, talk to a photographer and attend a cinema performance. But by that time, they have begun to miss their own time and eagerly return to it.

Cast

Josef Beyvl

dědeček-vypravěč

Jan Polášek

Honzík

Karel Řehoř

Karel Kratochvíl/Karlův dědeček

Hana Bartošková

Zuzanka, Láďova sestra

Oldřich Bašus

promítač

Josef Steigl

hokynář

Stanislava Seimlová

Karlova prababička

Vlastimil Bican

učeň u ševce

Vojtěch Količ

Václav Novák (2)

Saša Meyerová

Commentary

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Set Designer

Černý Karel (architekt)

Film Editor

Marie Čulíková, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Emil Havlín

Music

Music Composed by

Miloslav Kuba

Selected Music

Jakob Pazeller (Vzpomínka na Herkulovy lázně)

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Cesta do věku petrolejových lamp

English Title

Journey into the Age of Oil Lamps

Copyright

1961

Production Year

1961

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech