Ruffled Surface

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Premiere

22 March 1963

Runtime

87 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Neklidnou hladinou

Czech title

Neklidnou hladinou

English title

Ruffled Surface

Synopsis

The Second World War has come to an end. The with drawing German army takes with them an old boat from the Třeboň dock on which the boys Milan Pavlis, Standa Klus, Lojza Kemr and Mirek Mejtek used to train. After the war, the boating men manage to find their rowing-boat and take it back. The boys begin to row again, but run into numerous troubles. The row-boat is old and difficult to control and they moreover have to share it with a team of seniors. They nevertheless do not get discouraged, even when they, in their first race, end up in last place with the "Grandmother", as they began to call the boat. Then their tenacity bears its first fruit - they win the first prize during the races in Brno and are invited to participate in the races in Poland. But the documents they submitted to get passports are mysteriously lost, and thus the members of the Prague club go in their place. The boys, however, again win in the qualification for the Olympic Games in Helsinki. All of them celebrate, except Lojza Kemr - he has become overweight and weighs down the boat excessively. He recommends that the boys find another coxswain. The "Grandmother" raises a few eyebrows in Helsinki, being the oldest row-boat at the Olympic Games. But the boys win the race by a wide margin, also winning a gold medal for Czechoslovakia.

Note

The film was inspired by true events. The members of the coxed four with coxswain who won the XV. Summer Olympic Games in Helsinki in 1952 were: Stanislav Lusk (1931), Jan Jindra (1932), Jiří Havlis (1932) and coxswain Miroslav Koranda (1934).

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Cast

Vladimír Kotzy

veslař Milan Pavlis

Miroslav Saic

veslař Standa Klus

Jan Řeřicha

kormidelník Lojza Kemr

Bohuslav Kalva

veslař Mirek Mejtek

Jan Neumann

kajakář Honza Pavlů

Vladimír Bezděk

veslař Jarda Čermák

Václav Lohniský

závodník a trenér Bártl

Václav Kaňkovský

profesor Kůrka, vedoucí veslařského klubu

Bohuš Záhorský

řidič Vavruška

Jaroslav Vojta

Pavlis, Milanův otec

Marta Záhorová

Pavlisová, Milanova matka

Lubor Tokoš

rozhlasový reportér

Josef Kobr

funkcionář z Podolí

Eduard Dubský

funkcionář z Podolí

Michal Koblic

Míša, Milanův bratr

Ladislav Potměšil

kormidelník Kovanda

Rudolf Princ

vrchní Dejmek

Alois Dvorský

švec Kandr

Rudolf Široký

mistr v truhlárně

Bohumil Smutný

funkcionář z Podolí

Jiří Krampol

veslař ve sprchách

Jiří Valenta

vedoucí olympijské výpravy

Milan Klásek

voják v hospodě

Jiří Janoušek

tanečník ve vinárně

Anna Pitašová

žena v bufetu

Zdeněk Jarolímek

Němec ve svetru

František Kokejl

Němec s lulkou

Karel Koloušek

muž s brokovnicí

Bedřich Šetena

senior v Třeboni

Miloš Rudolf

senior v Třeboni

Jan Jindra

senior v Třeboni

Míla Procházková

Eva

Karel Roden

pořadatel regaty

Stanislav Hejný

divák v Brně

Arnošt Navrátil

divák v Brně

Milan Kindl

startér v Brně

Aleš Košnar

kormidelník

Zdeněk Skalický

prošedivělý funkcionář

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

František Matoušek

Assistant Director

Jaroslav Toms, Marta Marková

Screenstory

Karel Štorkán

Based on

Karel Štorkán (Druhá zlatá – kniha), Miroslav Hladký (Druhá zlatá – kniha)

Shooting Script

Václav Gajer

Director of Photography

Jiří Vojta, Josef Novotný

Second Unit Photography

Miloš Šauer

Camera Operator

Karel Dobřichovský

Production Designer

Bohumil Pokorný

Assistent Production Designer

Josef Kraus

Set Designer

Miloslav Dvořák, Marta Měřínská

Costume Designer

Libuše Hozová

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Assistant Film Editor

Ludmila Náprstková

Sound Designer

Adolf Nacházel, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Josef Císař

Unit Production Manager

Olga Mimrová, Miloš Rudolf

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslava Hypiusová

Consultant

Jan Jindra

Cooperation

J. Mikolášová (klapka)

Music

Music Composed by

Evžen Illín

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín)

Songs

Kolíne, Kolíne

Songwriter František Kmoch

Rozkvetlý den

Songwriter Radim Drejsl
Writer of Lyrics Miroslav Zachata
Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Neklidnou hladinou

Czech Title

Neklidnou hladinou

English Title

Ruffled Surface

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 29 November 1961
technical Screenplay approved 1 February 1962
start of filming 11 April 1962
end of filming 18 November 1962
projection approval 20 December 1962

Premiere

preview 15 March 1963 (kino Sevastopol /1týden/, Praha)
premiere 22 March 1963 /suitable for youths/ (kino Lucerna /3 týdny/, Praha)
premiere 22 March 1963 /suitable for youths/ (celostátní)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Vladimír Švabík (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

87 min

Original length in metres

2 471 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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