A Fresh Start

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Začít znova

Runtime

81 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Premiere

13.03.1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav Hubáček

Synopsis

Young Jan Stehlík signs up for a volunteer brigade at the construction site of a new mine. On the train, travelling to the site, he meets a pretty girl named Alena, who falls in love with him. To the superficial Jan, she does not mean anything, and when the girl becomes his lover, he is rude to the girl and keeps insulting her. Alena's relationship worries the honest Josef who loves her deeply. But Alena now can think only of Jan. The other occasional team-workers, too, have their worries. To Milan, who only buggers about, it is his father, who confiscated his motorcycle. Lída's father, for a change, wants to talk her out of her love to the Gypsy Michal. The dream of all the occasional labourers is to work on a shaft, a place of big earnings. Both Jan and Josef manage to get there. Jan's light-mindedness, however, causes the heavy bucket to crash, resulting in a serious financial loss. The mine engineer therefore bans all the occasional labourers from working at the site, thus depriving them of good earnings. His friends even fight with Jan and the young man, refusing to understand what mistakes he has made, decides to leave. At the railway station, Josef tries to convince him to stay, but in vain. Alena, in vain, too, reminds him of her love at the station. Alena then returns with the new occasional workers, aware there is a fresh start ahead of her.

Cast

Slavo Záhradník

brigádník Jan Stehlík

Milena Dvorská

brigádnice Alena

Rudolf Jelínek

brigádník Josef

Dušan Lenci

cikánský brigádník Michal

Jana Břežková

brigádnice Lída, Michalova snoubenka

Ladislav Křiváček

brigádník Milan

Ladislav Trojan

tajemník ČSM Petr

Vladimír Menšík

řidič Mechl

Rudolf Deyl ml.

Lídin otec

Otto Lackovič

hlubič Timko

Robert Vrchota

řidič nákladního auta

Adolf Král

hlubič Choleva

Mirko Musil

hlubič

Ota Sklenčka

Milanův otec

Vlasta Faicová

brigádnice Milada

Karel Meister ml.

brigádník Lojzík

František Šec

důlní inženýr

Ladislav Gzela

železničář

Anna Pitašová

průvodčí

Pavel Mráček

Vlastík

Josef Příhoda

vrátný

Otto Šimánek

brigádník

Vladimír Linka

brigádník

Emanuel Kovařík

brigádník

Josef Kobr

reportér

Ferdinand Krůta

šedovlasý muž

Ludvík Wolf

brigádník

Dubbing

Jan Tříska

hlas Jana Stehlíka

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jiří Mikeťuk

Screenstory

Pavel Tobiáš, Vladislav Delong, Otto Zelenka

Shooting Script

Miroslav Hubáček

Second Unit Photography

Rudolf Jokl

Camera Operator

Jaroslav Kaiser

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Set Designer

Josef Calta, Jiří Drégr, Ludmila Sovová, Miloš Sršeň

Costume Designer

Karel Postřehovský

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Ladislav Hausdorf, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Jiří Pokorný, Josef Beran

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Solnička, Vlasta Synkulová

Unit Production Manager

Miroslav Smrček

Music

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Proč se lidi nemaj' rádi

Songwriter

Jiří Šlitr (Proč se lidi nemaj' rádi)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Suchý (Proč se lidi nemaj' rádi)

Singer

Eva Pilarová (Proč se lidi nemaj' rádi), Jiří Suchý (Proč se lidi nemaj' rádi)

Production info

Original Title

Začít znova

English Title

A Fresh Start

Working Title

Důl mládeže Stonava / Před námi život / Poprvé sami

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Premiere

13.03.1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Feix – Brož, Miloš Brož, Karel Feix

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

81 min

Versions

Czech