A Workday Which Is a Sunday

Country

Czechoslovakia, Hungary

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Premiere

21 December 1962

Runtime

86 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Neděle ve všední den

Czech title

Neděle ve všední den

English title

A Workday Which Is a Sunday

Parallel title

Pirosbetüs hétköznapok

Synopsis

Baritone singer Valenta selects a young piano player, Jana Landová, to accompany him at two concerts in Hungary. In Budapest, they are both taken care of by an employee of the concert agency, Klári Kelemen. At one party, Valenta performs several songs and Jana then gives a solo performance of a piece by Janáček. Her success greatly displeases the Hungarian piano player Szalóky, whose fall on the staircase upon leaving results in a painful injury. At the concert, his solo is thus taken by Jana. The next day, both Czech artists are to perform in Eger. Klári goes with Valenta and Jana is driven there by Klári's husband. Klári organizes a farewell party in her apartment. During the last toast, she invites Jana to stay with them for several more days, and Jana accepts the invitation. But Klári has her duties and Jana is thus attended by Klári's husband one night. The spontaneous and charming Jana enchants Kelemen and he kisses her in the elevator. They both, however, immediately realize that they cannot go on like this. Jana returns to Prague the next day, awaited by her husband and a child and by a "normal" day filled up with interesting work.

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Cast

Jana Brejchová

klavíristka Jana Landová

Éva Ruttkai

Klári Kelemenová, pracovnice koncertní agentury

Jaroslav Marvan

operní pěvec Jaroslav Valenta

Miklós Gábor

MUDr. Kelemen, Klářin manžel

Ivan Mistrík

skladatel Jiří Landa, Janin manžel

Elma Bulla

operní pěvkyně Ella Szemethyová

Vlasta Matulová

Bartušková, Janina matka

Hana Hegerová

choreografka Lída Hálková

Endre Csonka

číšník

László Márkus

Szalóky

Pavel Pekárek

houslista

Hana Talpová

dívka na svatbě

Zdeňka Kratochvílová

pantomima

Ivan Lukeš

pantomima

Richard Weber

pantomima

Jiří Kaftan

pantomima

Václav Švec

listonoš

Valentin Knor

zvukový mistr v nahrávacím studiu

Ota Žebrák

prodavač

Václav Vorlíček

muž ve vinárně ve světlém saku

FISYO

symfonický orchestr

Josef Burda

dirigent

István Avar

Géza Berczy

Tamás Berg

Gábor Csíkos

Andor Dárday

Franciska Györy

Sándor Járóka

Ervin Kibédi

Vilma Madaras

Vilmos Mendelényi

Erzsi Pártos

Irén Sitkey

Imre Surányi

András Tassy

József S. Tóth

Elemér Tarsoly

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Dezsö Koza, Václav Vorlíček

Assistant Director

Zdena Pavlátová, Pál Gábor, Juraj Kerekes

Screenstory

Judit Máriássy

Director of Photography

György Illés

Second Unit Photography

Tibor Vagyóczky

Camera Operator

Béla Langmár

Production Designer

Karel Lier

Set Designer

József Bauer, Karel Kočí, Jaroslava Vilímková

Make-Up Artist

Karel Marek, Jan Štětina

Sound Designer

Karel Jakl, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Ladislav Hanuš, József Golda

Unit Production Manager

Fiala Karel (výroba), György Schiller, Věra Winkelhöferová

Unit Production Manager

János Krasznai, Jordan Balurov

Cooperation

Jaroslava Radová, Jan Oliva, Eva Martinová, Béla Zeichán

Music

Music Composed by

Štěpán Lucký

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín), Eva Bernáthová /klavírní sólo/, Zdeněk Jílek /klavírní doprovod pantomimy/

Songs

Synáčku, můj květe – ukolébavka z opery Jakobín

Songwriter Antonín Dvořák
Writer of Lyrics Marie Červinková-Riegrová
Singer Jaroslav Marvan [dab]Václav Bednář

Když mne stará matka – píseň z cyklu Cigánské melodie

Songwriter Antonín Dvořák
Writer of Lyrics Adolf Heyduk
Singer Elma Bulla [dab]Judit Sándor

Jakobín

Cikánské melodie

Production info

Original Title

Neděle ve všední den

Czech Title

Neděle ve všední den

English Title

A Workday Which Is a Sunday

Parallel Title

Pirosbetüs hétköznapok

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Hungary

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 24 January 1962
technical Screenplay approved 19 February 1962
start of filming 19 April 1962
end of filming 20 July 1962
projection approval 26 September 1962

Premiere

premiere 21 December 1962

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šebor – Bor, Vladimír Bor (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Jiří Šebor (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

86 min

Original length in metres

2 458 meters

Distribution carrier

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