Two Men from another World

music, comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Dva z onoho světa

Runtime

86

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Premiere

28.12.1962

Language version

Czech

Director

Miloš Makovec

Screenplay

Vratislav Blažek

Screenstory

František Lukáš

Synopsis

Petr and Pavel, two grown-up identical twins, have both devoted their lives to music. The serious Pavel, a music professor in Prague, appreciates nothing but classical music. He is unsympathetic to the growing interest in jazz and modern pop among his students, including his daughter Alena. Petr has moved to the United States a long time ago and, unlike his brother, he has taken up a lighter musical genre. Alena uses her uncle as an example in her arguments with her father until Pavel finally decides to put an end to all written contact with his brother in a rather unusual fashion. He announces to his family that Petr has died, and then sends his brother a note stating that Pavel and his family have died in a tragic accident. After some time, Petr arrives in Prague together with his son. He accidentally discovers Pavel's hoax and the two men have a fight when they meet. They then make up and the reunion celebration leaves them so drunk that Pavel is not able to go to school and cannot teach. Petr replaces his brother and wins the students over with a "witless" song. Petr wants to return for good to his home country, but needs to learn more about its new way of life. He persuades Pavel to swap their roles. Petr then does voluntary work, goes to school meetings, teaches and makes an effort to understand how people live, but he is not yet sure whether he should stay in Czechoslovakia. Pavel reproaches Petr for his caginess. The students, who learn from Petr that he has swapped roles with his brother, are also critical. They now have more appreciation for their professor, "Chopin the state builder" as they sarcastically used to call him. They show the professor their devotion and it seems that Petr could also find a place for himself in the Republic.

Cast

Oldřich Nový

profesor hudby Pavel Fořt/Čechoameričan Petr Fonda, Pavlovo dvojče

Dana Medřická

Pavlína, Fořtova žena

Helga Čočková

Alena, Fořtova dcera

Jan Tříska

Robert Forda, Petrův syn

Rudolf Deyl ml.

ředitel

Miloš Kopecký

psychiatr

Josef Beyvl

předseda občanského výboru

Jarmila Smejkalová

učitelka češtiny

Anne Herendeen

stařenka

Eleonora Leff

Američanka

Jiří Schulz

recepční

Hermína Šebestová

Čechoameričanka

Eman Fiala

výčepní

Eliška Hřebíčková

studentka Jarmila Křečková

Jan Kotva

student Osner

Josef Novák (2)

student

Ivo Pešák

student Kvapil

Pavel Sladovník

student Rabiška

Michal Freimann

student

Jiří Janoušek

student Kubát

Zdeněk Najman

harmonikář

Ota Motyčka

číšník

Georgis Skalenakis

zákazník v lékárně

Václav Wasserman

vousatý profesor

Rudolf Princ

soused na pavlači

Ludvík Farka

student

Stella Zázvorková

průvodčí

Vítězslav Černý

řidič nákladního auta

Miloslav Hrubý

taxikář

Milan Kindl

cihlář Bohouš

Vladimír Hrubý

praporčík SNB

Vladimír Belatka

student

Petr Čapek

student

R. Hampl

učitel

Karel Hovorka

cizinec

Václav Hybš

hudebník

Sláva Kunst

hudebník

Karel Pilar

hudebník

Zdeněk Munzar

hudebník

Božena Köhlerová

průvodkyně

Josef Lhoták

host v rybárně

František Löring

Čechoameričan

Ela Šilarová

Čechoameričanka

Jan Odl

student

V. Kohoutová

členka ONV

František Šeba

člen ONV

Lucie Polívková

host v taneční restauraci

Grido Neri

cizinec

Abdel Rasim Salim

cizinec

Z. Skácelová

tančící dívka

Zdeněk Skalický

výčepní

Václav Podhorský

důstojník, člen občanského výboru

M. Kysilka

student

František Vandas

příslušník SNB

Václav Žižka

Čechoameričan

Jiří Bauer

muž na brigádě

Barbora Adolfová

žena na schůzi

Ondřej Suchý

student

Eva Konečná

přítelkyně

Dubbing

Milan Neděla

hlas cihláře Bohouše

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Georgis Skalenakis

Assistant Director

Miloš Kohout, Eva Kolářová

Shooting Script

Miloš Makovec

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Leoš Karen

Set Designer

Jiří Kalina, Karel Kracík, Josef Pavlík, Vojtěch Palek

Costume Designer

Alena Novotná

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek

Special Effects

Jan Roth, Jiří Rumler

Production Manager

Josef Ouzký

Unit Production Manager

Růžena Hulínská, Miroslav Smrček

Unit Production Manager

Boris Adamec

Cooperation

Jana Cunderlová, Aleš Voleman, Miloslava Vojnová

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Baur, Vlastimil Hála

Music Performed by

Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

Karel Vlach (Orchestr Karla Vlacha)

Songs

Škoda lásky, Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou, Páni učitelé, Já mám tetu, Ulehla rosa do trávy, Život je záhada jen pro jepice, Kdybych potkal Ginu Lolobrigidu

Songwriter

Jaromír Vejvoda (Škoda lásky), lidová píseň (Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou), Jiří Baur (Páni učitelé), Jiří Baur (Já mám tetu), Jiří Baur (Ulehla rosa do trávy), Jiří Baur (Život je záhada jen pro jepice), Jiří Baur (Kdybych potkal Ginu Lolobrigidu), Vlastimil Hála (Páni učitelé), Vlastimil Hála (Já mám tetu), Vlastimil Hála (Ulehla rosa do trávy), Vlastimil Hála (Život je záhada jen pro jepice), Vlastimil Hála (Kdybych potkal Ginu Lolobrigidu)

Writer of Lyrics

lidová píseň (Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou), Vratislav Blažek (Páni učitelé), Vratislav Blažek (Já mám tetu), Vratislav Blažek (Ulehla rosa do trávy), Vratislav Blažek (Život je záhada jen pro jepice), Vratislav Blažek (Kdybych potkal Ginu Lolobrigidu)

Singer

Oldřich Nový (Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou), Helga Čočková (Páni učitelé), Oldřich Nový (Já mám tetu), Helga Čočková (Ulehla rosa do trávy), Jan Tříska (Ulehla rosa do trávy), sbor (Život je záhada jen pro jepice), Jan Tříska (Kdybych potkal Ginu Lolobrigidu)

Production info

Original Title

Dva z onoho světa

English Title

Two Men from another World

Working Title

Muž z onoho světa

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Premiere

28.12.1962

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Feix – Brož, Miloš Brož, Karel Feix

Technical info

Versions

Czech