Daddy's School

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Tátova škola

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Němec

Screenplay

Karel Němec

Synopsis

It is Saturday and holidaymakers and hikers have begun to fill the train. They are joined by lumberjacks who have finished their work for the week. Old Josef and his son Karel were caught in a storm on their way home, and thus find shelter in a little forest lodge. There, they meet a gamekeeper and two young lumberjacks. Josef is looking forward to his vacation, which he and his son are going to take the next week. After the rain, they set off again. Josef preaches to his son about the necessity of dividing their work, in order not to be falling down of exhaustion at the end of the week, as is Karel's case at the moment. The storm has knocked two trees over onto the railway track, and there is a danger that a train may crash into them soon. Exhausted though they are, the two men summon the last of their strength to cut the trunks off and remove the wood from the track. When, dead tired and staggering, they meet the holidaymakers who just have got off the train in the village, they are mistaken for drunks from the pub. However, Josef ignores what they say, instead inviting his son, whom he is proud of, for a drink.

Cast

L. H. Struna

starý dřevař Josef

Zdeněk Dušek

dřevařův syn Karel

Jan Liška

černovlasý dřevař

Jiří Navrátil

dřevař Honza

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Němec

Based on

Pavel Francouz (Tátova škola – povídka)

Screenplay

Karel Němec

Camera Operator

Vratislav Damborský

Make-Up Artist

Václav Krolop

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Pedagogical management

Otakar Vávra (režie), František A. Dvořák (scénář), Václav Hanuš (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce), Josef Dobřichovský (střih)

Cooperation

František Čtvrtník, Jaromír Hník, Jaroslav Karabec, Josef Kozel, Jan Moravec

Music

Music Composed by

Miroslav Bonhard

Music Performed by

FISYO

Production info

Original Title

Tátova škola

English Title

Daddy's School

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech