Life without a Guitar

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Život bez kytary

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Premiere

22.02.1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Hanibal

Synopsis

A group of jolly young people work in the Prague Tesla factory, also spending most of their leisure time together. One of them, guitar player Zdeněk, begins to shun his friends' company. He has fallen in love with Věra, who does not belong to the group. The happy-go-lucky young man already has several acquaintances and has his own method to get a girl: to take his motorcycle, his guitar and a bottle of wine and take her to a rented houseboat. Věra, however, is different and gets angry at Zdeněk. But she is fond of him and thus eventually spends a whole evening with him on the houseboat. At a preventative medical examination, the doctor tells Věra she is pregnant. The young couple is helpless in the matter. Zdeněk is to leave for military service soon, they both are yet to finish their adult education classes, and therefore decide for abortion. None of them, however, is happy. Zdeněk is moreover afraid of losing Věra after the operation. He runs to the hospital and takes her away at the last moment.

Cast

Monika Pošívalová

Věra Petráková

Jaroslav Vízner

Zdeněk Jelínek

Dana Medřická

Věřina matka

Miroslav Doležal

Věřin otec

Věra Tichánková

Zdeňkova matka

Ema Navrátilová

Daniela

Eman Fiala

Zejda

Juraj Štúr

Fanda, Zdeňkův bratr

Miluše Dreiseitlová

Jitka, Věřina kamarádka

Miroslav Nohýnek

Pavel, Jitčin přítel

Magda Krásná

Eva

Ivo Palec

manžel Věřiny spolužačky

Rudolf Jelínek

tanečník

Magda Kopřivová

správcová

Ludmila Teytzová

Jarka

Jiří Tuček

Vašek

Josef Koza

prodavač automobilů

Zdeněk Braunschläger

montér v prodejně automobilů

František Miroslav Doubrava

profesor večerní školy

Zdeněk Martínek

vojenský lékař

Věra Hubálková

Ajka

Dagmar Zikánová

žena v čekárně

Miloslav Šindler

příslušník SNB

Milada Lukašovská

lékařka

Richard Fremund

muž vykloněný z auta

Jan Odl

branec

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jan Schmidt, Zdeněk Forman

Assistant Director

Jaromír Borek, Jiřina Matiasková

Shooting Script

Jiří Hanibal

Second Unit Photography

Ivan Šlapeta

Camera Operator

Jiří Macháně

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Set Designer

Miloslav Dvořák, Jan Drvota, Miroslav Fára

Costume Designer

Ester Krumbachová

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

František Strangmüller, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Jaroslav Prokop

Unit Production Manager

Antonín Kubový, Karel Prchal

Unit Production Manager

Jordan Balurov

Cooperation

Marie Koubková, Anna Křemenová, Jiří Hlupý

Music

Music Composed by

Evžen Illín

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO), Karel Vlach (Orchestr Karla Vlacha)

Songs

Hádej Matyldo /Waltzing Matilda/, Písnička pro Zuzanu, Krásná je Havaj

Songwriter

tradicionál (Hádej Matyldo /Waltzing Matilda/), Jiří Šlitr (Písnička pro Zuzanu)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Štaidl (Hádej Matyldo /Waltzing Matilda/), Jiří Suchý (Písnička pro Zuzanu)

Singer

sbor (Hádej Matyldo /Waltzing Matilda/), sbor (Písnička pro Zuzanu), Ema Navrátilová (Krásná je Havaj)

Production info

Original Title

Život bez kytary

English Title

Life without a Guitar

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Premiere

22.02.1963

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šmída – Fikar, Ladislav Fikar, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Versions

Czech