Lucie

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Premiere

10 January 1964

Runtime

89 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Lucie

Czech title

Lucie

English title

Lucie

Working title

Lucinka / Raport o včerejší bitvě

Synopsis

A group of miners from the Lucie Mine led by Vilém Grochol has achieved another of its record results and a gala welcome awaits them as they return to the surface. Nonetheless, the mine itself is in a difficult situation. There is less and less coal and the production plan cannot be fulfilled. The party personnel officer Panáček suggests Grochol as the new director of the Lucia Mine. The 1950s are a time when every effort is made to promote the so-called blue-collar workforce to managing positions, and Panáček has his way. Grochol is used to working manually and is flustered by his new position. To improve work morale he separates the colleagues from his group and promotes them into leaders of individual work teams of miners and volunteers. The mining moves to the most productive layer called Hermit. People's salaries rise again. But then the old layer of coal gets extracted above the face and the roof slides and caves in. The miners know they won't be making as much money now and some of them refuse to go down the pit. Grochol sends his son Ríša on the subsequent shift but the inexperienced boy dies when he fails to steer a mining truck properly. Shocked and held responsible for the fall in production, Grochol is sent on health leave. Panáček tries to blame the entire situation on sabotage but the other managers know that Grochol is a hard-working and decent man and they support his return to his position.

Cast

Josef Větrovec

ředitel Vilém Grochol

Karel Höger

kádrový referent Panáček

Vladimír Šmeral

závodní inženýr Číhal

Ladislav Boháč

stranický tajemník Hurtík

Míla Myslíková

průvodčí Žofka, Grocholova žena

Josef Bek

ředitel trustu Koval

Jaroslav Moučka

brigádník Francek Hudla

Josef Kemr

předseda závodního výboru Josef Pastor

Miroslav Nohýnek

Ríša, Grocholův syn

Marcela Hynčicová

kantýnská Věra, Ríšova přítelkyně

Július Vašek

horník Bojko

Radoslav Brzobohatý

horník Twardek

Josef Mixa

horník Šlachta

Karel Vochoč

úředník Filipec

Josef Haukvic

horník Nězgoda

Tibor Kišš

horník Štefan

Waldemar Matuška

brigádník Tričko

Oldřich Velen

brigádník Hanák

Jaroslav Cmíral

brigádník Souček

Oleg Reif

brigádník Cukrář

Vladimír Hlavatý

správce ubytovny

Jiří Lír

brigádník Počtář

Zdeněk Kutil

brigádník

Zdeněk Braunschläger

mladý brigádník

František Holar

štajgr Grasshammer

Václav Kaňkovský

vozač Pilát

Věra Bublíková

sekretářka

Bohuslav Čáp

horník Sopuch

Miroslav Olejníček

tlustý brigádník

Vladimír Huber

šatnář na dole

Jiří Čeporan

havíř

Bohuslav Čvančara

brigádník

Jeroným Horák

mladý dělník

Vladimír Klazar

brigádník s brýlemi

Anna Kratochvílová

žena v montérkách

Miroslav Levý

inženýr

Alois Müller

brigádník s velkou hlavou

Stanislav Wandas

starší dělník

zaměstnanci závodu Ostravskokarvinského revíru dolů Pionýr I. a III. Orlová

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Helena Rohanová

Assistant Director

Marie Křížová, Věra Manglová

Based on

Ivan Kubíček (Lucinka – novela)

Screenplay

Karel Steklý

Director of Photography

Josef Novotný

Second Unit Photography

Karel Dobřichovský

Camera Operator

Jiří Knotek

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Set Designer

Přemysl Černý, Ivo Černý, Vladimír Mácha

Costume Designer

Libuše Hozová

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Jiří Pavlík

Production Manager

Ladislav Kalaš

Unit Production Manager

Josef Mathauser, Adolf Široký

Unit Production Manager

Vlasta Rubášová

Consultant

inž. Zdeněk Dombrovský, Stanislav Procházka (2)

Cooperation

Národní technické muzeum v Praze, Ladislava Boudová, Jarmila Müllerová, Miloš Červinka

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček),

Songs

Táborák

Songwriter Bedřich Nikodém
Writer of Lyrics Bedřich Nikodém
Singer Waldemar Matuška

Budujeme /Teď, když máme, co jsme chtěli/

Songwriter Václav Dobiáš
Writer of Lyrics František Halas
Singer sbor

Kupředu, zpátky ni krok

Songwriter Jan Seidel
Writer of Lyrics Bedřich Bobek
Singer sbor

Ej, zapískal Jánošík

Singer mužský hlas

Život je jen náhoda

Songwriter Jaroslav Ježek
Writer of Lyrics Jan WerichJiří Voskovec
Singer Waldemar Matuška

Santa Lucia /parafráze Tahle Lucie/

Singer Waldemar MatuškaZdeněk Braunschläger

Production info

Original Title

Lucie

Czech Title

Lucie

English Title

Lucie

Working Title

Lucinka / Raport o včerejší bitvě

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 12 June 1962
technical Screenplay approved 18 January 1963
start of filming 12 February 1963
end of filming 3 July 1963
projection approval 2 September 1963

Premiere

premiere 10 January 1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šebor – Bor, Vladimír Bor (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Jiří Šebor (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 522 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Versions

Czech