Daddy, Read It Over!

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Premiere

21 February 1964

Runtime

32 min

Director

Dušan Klein

Category

film

Genre

short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Táto, přečti to!

Czech title

Táto, přečti to!

English title

Daddy, Read It Over!

Synopsis

Six-year old pre-school girl Olga goes by tram with her father. Father Slávek completely ignores her repeated requests to read a little poster stuck on the window. Neither does he pay much interest to his daughter in the clubroom of the football club Dynamo, in which he used to play until recently. His friends question him a bit maliciously about his wife Alena, future engineer, doubting that today - on Sunday - would be the day of her exams. Slávek turns increasingly surly, jealous doubts rankling in him. Little Olga wants to go play on the seesaw, as her mother had promised to her. Slávek only reluctantly complies with her wish but then makes the girl cry by breaking the little marionettes she played with. They both return home. Slávek watches football on TV for a while but then takes the daughter and goes with her to the Institute where his wife is to pass her exams. The building is closed and the janitor confirms that no one is there. In the park, Slávek meets his former love Irena. The woman regrets having no children. It is raining and Slávek all of a sudden finds his daughter missing, breathing a sigh of relief to see her coming out of the public convenience. The girl already looks like a little woman and painstakingly makes up her dress. The daddy finally realizes how much he loves her, and apologizes for his previous behaviour by drawing figures on the concrete pathway. The little girl than accompanies the picture by inscription in clumsy letters: OLGA+DADDY.

Cast

Ivana Fišerová

Olga, Slávkova dcerka

Valentina Thielová

Irena, Slávkova známá

Lubor Tokoš

muž v placaté čepici

Otto Šimánek

muž v klubovně

Stanislav Fišer

muž v klubovně

Zdeněk Braunschläger

výčepní na stadionu

Vítězslav Černý

Dubbing Oldřich Musil
cestující v tramvaji

Ela Šilarová

žena u telefonní budky

Petr Skála

architekt Pavel

Alois Dvorský

vrátný ve škole

Crew and creators

Director

Dušan Klein

Based on

Vasilij Aksjonov (Táto, přečti to! – novela)

Director of Photography

František Valert

Production Designer

Oldřich Okáč

Make-Up Artist

Marie Zedníková

Sound Designer

Blažej Bernard

Production Manager

Jiří Krejčí

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Řeřicha

Music

Music Composed by

Angelo Michajlov

Songs

Ach, ta láska nebeská

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Waldemar MatuškaEva Pilarová

Malé kotě

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer Jiří Suchý

Já jsem zamilovaná

Songwriter Jaromír Vomáčka
Writer of Lyrics Zdeněk Borovec
Singer Yvetta Simonová

Production info

Original Title

Táto, přečti to!

Czech Title

Táto, přečti to!

English Title

Daddy, Read It Over!

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 20 December 1962
technical Screenplay approved 9 April 1963
start of filming 13 May 1963
end of filming 14 June 1963
projection approval 8 October 1963

Premiere

preview 7 February 1964 (kino Sevastopol /1 týden/, Praha)
premiere 14 February 1964 /suitable for youths/ (kina Kotva /5 týdnů/, Flora /1 týden od 21. 2./, Revoluce /1 týden od 28. 2./, Kyjev /1 týden od 6. 3./ a Bystrica /1 týden od 13. 3./, Praha)
premiere 21 February 1964 /unsuitable for youths/ (celostátní)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Ladislav Novotný (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

32 min

Original length in metres

920 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