Mountains – Mountains

slapstick

Typology

feature

Czech title

Hory hory

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Premiere

06/1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Táborský

Screenplay

Václav Táborský

Synopsis

Mountains are usually visited by those interested in winter sports - both beginners and advanced, skiers and sledge riders, as well as romantics who love the beauty of the white snow. Director Václav Táborský, however, has discovered yet another kind of guests in the Giant Mountains. Some of them ski, too, but some indulge in another activities. A prisoner with a ball on his leg finds a file for the bars in the Christmas cake but eventually finds out he can easily run away anyway, since his prison is made of just one wall. A young man struggles with a contrabass which he exchanges in turn for a violin, a small violin and eventually for a violin made of chocolate from Santa Claus. He eats it and falls asleep under a dry Christmas tree. A cow with a keg of rum saves him from freezing to death. A group of sportsmen with skis on their shoulders walks up the mountains in a queue from the smallest to the tallest and, upon getting to a refreshment stand, they eat everything available. The shopkeeper delivers children snow balls for a snow-ball fight. Two men get in a clash ending up in a duel and fence with big icicles. The defeated one is taken away, his beloved beauty has already a new admirer at hand... The day ends, the crowd of skiers returns with plaster on their legs, the bus leaves.

Cast

Jiří Menzel

muž s basou

Bruno Šefranka

muž s rampouchem

Ivan Renč

děda Mráz

Monika Indingerová

M. Krejčíková

J. Hrazdírová

V. Hrubeš

Crew and creators

Sound Designer

Antonín Jedlička (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Zdeněk Novák

Music

Music Composed by

Ferdinand Havlík

Selected Music

Georges Bizet (opera Carmen)

Music Conducted by

Ferdinand Havlík (Orchestr Ferdinanda Havlíka)

Production info

Original Title

Hory hory

English Title

Mountains – Mountains

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Premiere

06/1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 13. mezinárodní festival horolezeckých a cestopisných filmů Trento

1964
Trento / Italy