A Place

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Místo

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Zbyněk Brynych

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

Assistant Director

Milena Voborská

Screenstory

Antonín Máša

Screenplay

Antonín Máša

Shooting Script

Zbyněk Brynych

Second Unit Photography

František Uldrich

Camera Operator

Jiří Macák

Production Designer

Oldřich Okáč

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Jiří Kejř

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Petr Čapek, Dana Dudová

Unit Production Manager

Josef Protiva

Cooperation

Jaroslav Brabenec, Helena Humelová, Jitka Šulcová

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Sternwald

Music Performed by

Jiří Jirmal (kytara)

Songs

Šly panenky silnicí, Přetrhly se mi kšandy, Jsi jako klika u dveří, Dítě školou povinné

Songwriter

Emil Štolc (Šly panenky silnicí), Jiří Šlitr (Dítě školou povinné)

Writer of Lyrics

lidová píseň (Šly panenky silnicí), Jiří Suchý (Dítě školou povinné)

Singer

Ladislav Potměšil (Šly panenky silnicí), mužský hlas (Přetrhly se mi kšandy), mužský hlas (Jsi jako klika u dveří), sbor (Dítě školou povinné)

Production info

Original Title

Místo

English Title

A Place

Category

povídka

Typology

feature

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech