Rainy Day

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Deštivý den

Runtime

33

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Bělka

Screenplay

František Daniel

Screenstory

František Daniel

Synopsis

As on every working day, Jana Černá gets her children ready for school. Then they all run together through a rainy morning to catch a tram. The postwoman manages to hand her a telegram from her husband. He is coming back home that evening after being away for four weeks on business. The children get off at their school and Jana carries on to the polyclinic where she works as a nurse at the children's ward. She has a lot of work ahead of her: vaccination of numerous invited children in the morning and family visits in the afternoon. Jana is anxious just thinking about how she will manage - after work, she also has to do the shopping and get to the dry cleaners on time. When a young colleague offers to fill in the patients' cards for her, she is relieved. Some of the afternoon baby visits prove unnecessary; others prove valuable for the inexperienced parents. Jana rushes and breaks her shoe heel and a stranger helps her; the lady at the dry cleaners is already closing up but kindly opens the shop for her. On the tram, Jana thinks about her busy schedule, and how much more free she would be if she stayed at home. Nonetheless, she loves her work and so she always changes her mind about quitting. At home, she finds her children in the middle of a wet floor; they wanted to help her with the cleaning. Finally, all is sorted out. Jana is in front of the mirror and her little son snuggles up to her, telling her how much he likes the way she looks. The bell rings. The father has come back home.

Cast

Vlasta Chramostová

zdravotní sestra Jana Černá

Helga Čočková

zdravotní sestra Mirka

Valentina Thielová

matka Zikánová

Ludmila Píchová

matka Řehořová

Stanislav Fišer

Oldřich Bílek

Zdena Hadrbolcová

Božena, Bílkova žena

Karel Hlušička

lékař v ordinaci

Eva Klepáčová

matka Zelenková

Oldřich Lukeš

průvodčí tramvaje

Tomáš Hádl

Karlík, Janin syn

Ema Skálová

zaměstnankyně opravny

Vladimír Menšík

vrchní František, zákazník opravny

Elena Hálková

zaměstnankyně čistírny

Věra Budilová

listonoška

Jan Skopeček

železničář

Zdeňka Černá

mladá matka

Emilie Hráská

uklízečka

Antonín Kandert

starší lékař

Václav Kaňkovský

správce domu Král

Dagmar Kmínková

Kubíčkova matka

Soňa Pejskarová

lékařka

Podzimková

Janička, Janina dcera

Syrová

nažehlená paní v tramvaji

Josef Steigl

rozčílený muž v restauraci

Zuzana Talpová

matka na poliklinice

Květa Fialová

sousedka

Karla Svobodová

holčička v čekárně

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Zdenka Pešulová, Viktor Riebauer, Zdenka Karlovská

Shooting Script

Jiří Bělka

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Set Designer

Miloš Osvald, Jiří Rulík

Production Manager

Jaroslav Jílovec

Unit Production Manager

Pavel Krůta, Jaroslav Koucký

Unit Production Manager

Luděk Marold

Cooperation

Květa Lehovcová, Miloš Červinka

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Songs

Marnivá sestřenice

Songwriter

Jiří Šlitr (Marnivá sestřenice)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Suchý (Marnivá sestřenice)

Singer

sbor (Marnivá sestřenice)

Production info

Original Title

Deštivý den

English Title

Rainy Day

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Feix – Brož, Miloš Brož, Karel Feix

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 6. Grand Premio Bergamo – mezinárodní festival uměleckých filmů a filmů o umění Bergamo

1963
Bergamo / Italy