It Rained Happiness

drama, psychological

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pršelo jim štěstí

Runtime

68

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Premiere

27.03.1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Antonín Kachlík

Synopsis

Věra Řeháková is preparing for her wedding. It is raining outside and uninvited memories of various experiences with her husband-to-be Zdeněk Procházka trouble the young woman's mind. There is only one pleasant memory; all the rest still hurt her. She remembers Zdeněk's rude reaction when she told him she was pregnant; how he didn't support her when she alerted everyone to the misdoings of some co-workers from their tractor unit, and demanded an auditing commission; how cynical his comment was when she once paused before some wedding photographs in the window of the local photography studio. Finally, she is all dressed up and ready, and director Votava, her father and her friend Lojza take her to the town hall registry office. But there is no sign of the bridegroom. He has spent the whole night drinking with his friends at the warehouse and has obviously fallen asleep there. They hurry to fetch the groom and soon drive back with him in his dirty boiler suit. His embarrassed mother helps him into his wedding suit and finally they get him in front of the marriage official. Věra's ugly memories are more and more intrusive until she finally turns around and leaves the town hall without uttering a single word. At home, laughing and crying at the same time, she starts tidying up. She is determined to start an independent, and a more worthy life.

Cast

Jiřina Bohdalová

Věra Řeháková zvaná Píšťalka

Josef Langmiler

Lojza, Věřin kamarád

Jiří Krampol

Zdeněk Procházka, Věřin ženich

Jaroslav Nekolný

ředitel traktorové stanice Votava

Miroslav Mokošín

řídící Řehák, Věřin otec

Zdeněk Procházka

Ježek, Zdeňkův kolega

Pavel Spálený

Dubovský, Zdeňkův kolega

Věra Tichánková

Zdeňkova matka

Karel Pavlík

Zdeňkův otec

Helena Bendová

domovnice Ryšánková

Milan Draždík

Vrba, Zdeňkův kolega

Bohuslav Kupšovský

Horák, Zdeňkův kolega

Otto Sattler

ceremoniář

Jana Hladká

kamarádka

J. Korejsová

švadlena

Zdeněk Polák (2)

mechanik

Václav Podhorský

mechanik

František Hájek

mechanik

Jindřich Zloský

malíř

J. Zárubová

kadeřnice

E. Bergmanová

kadeřnice

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Ota Koval

Assistant Director

Věra Kalesová, Věra Pištěková

Based on

Jan Trefulka (Pršelo jim štěstí – povídka ze sbírky Pršelo jim štěstí)

Script Editor

Milena Honzíková

Second Unit Photography

Alexandr Rašilov

Camera Operator

Petr Pešek

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Set Designer

Karel Kočí, Bohuslav Varhaník, Jaroslava Vilímková

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Jiří Kejř, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Petr Čapek, Dana Dudová

Unit Production Manager

Josef Protiva, Ivana Strahovská

Cooperation

obyvatelé města Hořovice, Ivana Strahovská, Anna Mejtská, Jiří Hlupý

Music

Music Composed by

Vladimír Sommer

Selected Music

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (Svatební pochod)

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Pršelo jim štěstí

English Title

It Rained Happiness

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Premiere

27.03.1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Feix – Brož, Miloš Brož, Karel Feix

Technical info

Versions

Czech