Daddy, Read It Over!

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Táto, přečti to!

Runtime

32

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Dušan Klein

Screenplay

Dušan Klein, Jaroslav Klíma

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

Radoslav Brzobohatý

Slávek Kubr

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

Jaroslav Cmíral

pořadatel

Vítězslav Černý

cestující v tramvaji

Ela Šilarová

žena u telefonní budky

Petr Skála

architekt Pavel

Alois Dvorský

vrátný ve škole

Dubbing

Oldřich Musil

hlas cestujícího

Crew and creators

Director

Dušan Klein

Based on

Vasilij Aksjonov (Táto, přečti to! – novela)

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, Malé kotě, Já jsem zamilovaná

Songwriter

Jiří Šlitr (Ach, ta láska nebeská), Jiří Šlitr (Malé kotě), Jaromír Vomáčka (Já jsem zamilovaná)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Suchý (Ach, ta láska nebeská), Jiří Suchý (Malé kotě), Zdeněk Borovec (Já jsem zamilovaná)

Singer

Waldemar Matuška (Ach, ta láska nebeská), Eva Pilarová (Ach, ta láska nebeská), Jiří Suchý (Malé kotě), Yvetta Simonová (Já jsem zamilovaná)

Production info

Original Title

Táto, přečti to!

English Title

Daddy, Read It Over!

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Versions

Czech