A Place

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1963

Runtime

37 min

Category

povídka

Genre

short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Místo

Czech title

Místo

English title

A Place

Synopsis

Students of a Prague school arrive at a village on a hop-picking team and are looking for a place to sleep in the improvised dormitory, set up in the local gymnasium. František is eager to join the three-member gang of famous thugs from the class, headed by Jarda. But the boys reject him, and he thus has to content himself with the company of his spoiled schoolmate Milánek, with whom he works at the hop-garden under the vigilant supervision of the professor of physical training. František indeed is not particularly mad about work. In the evening, the team-workers visit the local country fair and its attractions. There, František meets a pretty long-haired girl and it seems that their mutual sympathy will develop into deeper feelings. František returns to the dormitory after lights-out and does not care about his professor's reprove. He appeals to the gang but the boys, however, keep mocking his feelings for the girl. František challenges Jarda to a fist fight in the bathroom. Although he loses, he wins his respect and is allowed to move to the bed next to the admired gang leader. He then sacrifices his relationship with the girl to the desired friendship of the gang.

Cast

Ladislav Potměšil

František Skála

Jorga Kotrbová

Františkova kamarádka

Jiří Pleskot

profesor tělocviku zvaný Tenisák

Jiří Sedlmayer

Jarda

Tomáš Sedláček

Karel zvaný Ptíca

Miloslav Uher

Milánek

Zuzana Opršalová

Jardova kamarádka

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Ota Koval

Script Supervisor

Milena Voborská

Screenstory

Antonín Máša

Screenplay

Antonín Máša

Shooting Script

Zbyněk Brynych

Director of Photography

Jan Čuřík

Second Unit Photography

František Uldrich

Camera Operator

Jiří Macák

Production Designer

Oldřich Okáč

Assistent Production Designer

Jaroslav Brabenec

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Assistant Film Editor

Jitka Šulcová

Sound Designer

Jiří Kejř

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Petr Čapek, Dana Dudová

Unit Production Manager

Josef Protiva

Cooperation

Helena Humelová (klapka)

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Sternwald

Music Performed by

Jiří Jirmal /kytara/

Songs

Šly panenky silnicí

Songwriter Emil Štolc
Writer of Lyrics lidová píseň
Singer Ladislav Potměšil

Přetržené šle /Přetrhly se mi kšandy/

Songwriter Luboš Rožeň
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Grossmann
Singer Jiří Grossmann

Vyčítavé blues /Jsi jako klika u dveří/

Songwriter Luboš Rožeň
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Grossmann
Singer Jiří Grossmann

Dítě školou povinné

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Suchý
Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Místo

Czech Title

Místo

English Title

A Place

Category

povídka

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1963

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 12 July 1963
technical Screenplay approved 9 August 1963
start of filming 13 August 1963
end of filming 17 October 1963

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

37 min

Original length in metres

1 039 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech