Mother-in-Law

satire

Typology

feature

Czech title

Tchyně

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaroslav Mach

Synopsis

Widow Večeřová and her neighbour in the little house next to her, Veselá, try to out-do each other with tales of the success, both real and made-up, of their adult children, who often come to visit them. Vláďa Večeřa, physician, is forced by his mother's emotional blackmail to borrow a car every weekend from his neighbour Kadlec and bring over many things, mostly coming from a hire company. Jituška Veselá, for a change, has a groom with a Volha car. Vláďa's wife Vlasta, and postman Veselý find the whole situation immensely detestable, but the two women will not stop. Their weird game ends only on the weekend when Kadlec comes to pick up his car and uncompromisingly leaves in it. Moreover, although Jituška's groom has a Volha, he is just an elderly and not too handsome man and has chosen his fiancée mainly as a mother for his four sons unprovided for.

Cast

Jiřina Šejbalová

Večeřová

Ivo Palec

lékař Vláďa, syn Večeřové

Gabriela Vránová

Vlasta, Vláďova žena

Olga Scheinpflugová

sousedka Veselá

Josef Beyvl

listonoš, manžel Veselé

Míla Myslíková

Jituška, dcera Veselých

Josef Chvalina

František, Jituščin nápadník

Vladimír Menšík

soused Vašek Kadlec

Marcela Martínková

Mařenka, Kadlecova žena

Božena Obrová

Irenka, sousedova žena

Sláva Mann

soused

Ela Šilarová

sousedka

Gabriela Bártlová-Buddeusová

žena s gumovými hračkami

Zdeněk Týle

hlídač parkoviště

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Václav Berdych

Assistant Director

Zdenka Karlovská

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Mach

Second Unit Photography

Ladislav Chroust

Camera Operator

Pavel Nečesal

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Set Designer

Jiří Kalina, Josef Pavlík

Costume Designer

Fernand Vácha

Sound Designer

Emil Poledník, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

František Sandr

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Vokurka, Věra Winkelhöferová

Cooperation

František Brůček, Marta Kaplerová, Štěpánka Stříbrná

Music

Music Composed by

Štěpán Lucký

Songs

Potkal potkan potkana, Motýl, Malé kotě

Songwriter

Jiří Šlitr (Potkal potkan potkana), Jiří Šlitr (Motýl), Jiří Šlitr (Malé kotě)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Suchý (Potkal potkan potkana), Jiří Suchý (Motýl), Jiří Suchý (Malé kotě)

Singer

Jiří Suchý (Potkal potkan potkana), Karel Štědrý (Potkal potkan potkana), Jana Malknechtová (Motýl), Jiří Jelínek (hudebník) (Motýl), Jiří Suchý (Malé kotě)

Production info

Original Title

Tchyně

English Title

Mother-in-Law

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

satire

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Bor, Vladimír Bor, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Versions

Czech