This Year in September

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Letos v září

Runtime

84 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1962

Premiere

05.04.1963

Language version

Czech

Director

František Daniel

Synopsis

Sixteen-year old Hanka is suffering the confusions of the first stirrings of love. She is smitten with the undergraduate Pavel Horák but doesn't know how to approach him. Pavel is also attracted to the serious girl, but he is equally shy and self-conscious. This is why their every meeting ends up in mutual disappointment, insecurity and a feeling of being threatened. Hanka is jealous of Olina, who kisses Pavel in the euphoria after her favourite football club scores a goal. Pavel, on the other hand, doesn't like the fact that the extrovert medical student Dáda is sweet-talking Hanka. One afternoon, the couple manage to set free from the group and have a wonderful time together walking and going to the planetarium. In the evening, Pavel tries to kiss Hanka but the girl angrily backs away. Miserable, Pavel returns home. His little sister Bodula senses his trouble and explains Hanka's behaviour to him in an uncomplicated childish way. After Pavel leaves, Hanka realizes she has made a mistake and goes to look for Pavel. When she meets him in town, she overcomes her embarrassment and kisses the boy.

Cast

Zuzana Martínková

studentka Hanka Zemanová

Ivan Touška

student Pavel Horák

Vlasta Chramostová

Zemanová, Hančina matka

Lubor Tokoš

Karel Zeman, Hančin otec

Marta Kučírková

Horáková, Pavlova matka

Lenka Machoninová

Bodula, Pavlova sestra

Eva Pilarová

zpěvačka, ona sama

Jiří Ostermann

medik Dáda

Karel Lang

Olda

Lubomír Kubošek

Borek

Anna Kubalová

babička, matka Karla Zemana

Jiří Chalupa (2)

muž v bílém

Michal Daniel

Míša, Hančin bratr

Václav Všelicha

vrátný v nemocnici

Dubbing

Antonín Šůra

hlas medika Dády

Jiří Vala

hlas Mirka

Vladimír Huber

hlas vrátného

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Miroslav Sobota

Assistant Director

Pavel Brezina, Irena Klausová

Shooting Script

František Daniel

Second Unit Photography

Rudolf Jokl

Camera Operator

Jiří Šimunek

Production Designer

Karel Lier

Set Designer

David Jan (2), Karel Kočí, Jaroslava Vilímková

Costume Designer

Bohumil Sochor

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Jiří Krejčí

Unit Production Manager

Vlasta Kolbasová, Josef Mojžíš

Unit Production Manager

Zbyněk Bartoš

Cooperation

Jan Oliva, Karel Brož, Diana Heringová, Věra Kloubková

Music

Music Composed by

Ivan Řezáč

Selected Music

Petr Iljič Čajkovskij (Klavírní koncert b moll)

Music Performed by

Rudolf Rokl

Songs

Fata morgana blues, Jak vypadá čas, Slunečnice

Songwriter

Ivan Řezáč (Fata morgana blues), Wiliam Bukový (Jak vypadá čas), Sláva Eman Nováček (Slunečnice)

Writer of Lyrics

Josef Kainar (Fata morgana blues), Jiří Sobotka (Jak vypadá čas), Josef Gruss (Slunečnice)

Singer

Eva Pilarová (Fata morgana blues), Eva Pilarová (Jak vypadá čas), Vlasta Chramostová (Slunečnice)

Production info

Original Title

Letos v září

English Title

This Year in September

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1962

Premiere

05.04.1963

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

84 min

Versions

Czech