Please Do Not Disturb

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Prosím nebudit

Runtime

81

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Premiere

17.05.1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Mach

Synopsis

Twenty-year old Helena is a salesgirl at a florist's and is dating Pepík Cajthaml. The girl is unhappy with her "ordinary" existence and often escapes into a fantasy world of her own. On Saturday morning, she can't bear to part with her dream of being a cosmonaut. On her way to work, she meets the elegant Sylaba, her neighbour who is an assistant at the Law Faculty. He offers to take her for an afternoon trip to the river Berounka in his car. In her imagination, Helena can immediately see herself at his side on the beach. A moment later she is a famous singer with platinum blond hair. She is late for work again but manager Sirůček forgives her and offers her a ride on his motorbike. Helena daydreams again, envisaging herself next to her balding superior as a perfect housewife and mother of quadruplets. Pepík waits for her after work with tickets for a football match. The couple's visit to the stadium ends with a quarrel. Helena gets into Sylaba's car and goes off with him to the country. At the cottage, they meet Sylaba's girlfriend and Helena quickly sobers up from her dreams. She returns to Prague on her own. She misses Pepík. Pepík knows his girlfriend well and when he calls her from the phone booth outside her house, Helena runs out and falls into his arms.

Note

The film´s action is shot in black-and-white; Helena´s dreams are in colour and occur against a suggested background setting.

Cast

Jana Hlaváčová

prodavačka Helena Nováková

Jozef Adamovič

Pepík Cajthaml, Helenčin chlapec

Vladimír Brabec

asistent právnické fakulty Jiří Sybala

Lubomír Lipský

vedoucí květinářství Karel Sirůček

Milena Dvorská

Věra, Sylabova přítelkyně

Božena Obrová

Zdena Pínová, Helenina kolegyně

Jaroslav Vojta

řidič nákladního auta

Petr Mach

Vojta Vališ

Gustav Nezval

Petr Parléř

Ivo Niederle

příslušník SNB

Jiří Valenta

tajemník ředitelky ve snu

Jan Pixa

Pixa Jan, on sám

Arnošt Faltýnek

železničář

Anna Jírová

dívka na loďce

Věra Křesadlová

dívka na loďce

Helena Dubová

dívka na loďce

Zdeněk Skalický

divák na fotbalu

Josef Příhoda

divák na fotbalu

Josef Steigl

divák na fotbalu

Rudolf Princ

divák na fotbalu

Magdalena Rachlíková

dívka v brýlích

Jiří Janoušek

mladík

Miloslav Janovský

lékař

Eva Schoberová

Jarmila

Bedřich Ulrych

příslušník SNB

J. Nekudová

nevěsta

T. Mackowski

fotbalista

J. Dočkal

fotbalista

J. Hildebrand

fotbalista

Josef Vojta

fotbalista

Jan Lála

fotbalista

Dubbing

Karel Richter

hlas Pepíka Cajthamla

Crew and creators

Director

Josef Mach

Second Unit Director

Tomáš Kulík

Assistant Director

Mojmír Ticháček, Lilian Havlíčková

Shooting Script

Josef Mach

Script Editor

Václav Nývlt

Camera

Jan Roth

Second Unit Photography

Bohumil Hába, Miloš Petrolín

Camera Operator

Jiří Macák, Miroslav Mašek

Production Designer

Jaroslav Krška

Art Director

Vladimír Dvořák

Set Designer

Jiří Haller, Ladislav Rada, Ivan Síbrt

Costume Designer

Libuše Hozová

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Jiří Pavlík, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Special Effects

Vladimír Dvořák, Jan Roth, Ludvík Malý

Production Manager

František Sandr

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Vokurka, Věra Winkelhöferová

Unit Production Manager

Vlasta Rubášová

Music

Music Composed by

Ludvík Podéšť

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Má láska je jed, Kočka a myš, Mám malý stan, Koupím si kánoe, S láskou je kříž

Songwriter

Ludvík Podéšť (Má láska je jed), Ludvík Podéšť (Kočka a myš), Bedřich Nikodem (Mám malý stan), Ludvík Podéšť (S láskou je kříž)

Writer of Lyrics

Vratislav Blažek (Má láska je jed), Vratislav Blažek (Kočka a myš), Zdeněk Borovec (Mám malý stan), Vratislav Blažek (S láskou je kříž)

Singer

Jana Hlaváčová (Má láska je jed), Jana Hlaváčová (Kočka a myš), Karel Štědrý (Mám malý stan), Waldemar Matuška (Mám malý stan), Gustav Brom (Koupím si kánoe), Jarmila Veselá (Koupím si kánoe), Jana Hlaváčová (S láskou je kříž)

Production info

Original Title

Prosím nebudit

English Title

Please Do Not Disturb

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Premiere

17.05.1963

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šmída – Fikar, Ladislav Fikar, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Versions

Czech