Marie

narrative, psychological

Typology

feature

Czech title

Marie

Runtime

83

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Premiere

07.08.1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Vorlíček

Synopsis

The marriage of Jaroslav and Marie, parents of two schoolchildren, seems calm and orderly. Marie, a housewife, can however sense that her husband has become estranged from her and all the warmth and love have faded out of their relationship. Marie suspects that there is an affair with another woman behind her husband's evening business meetings but does not want to know the truth, hoping that time will heal everything. When their children, Hanka and Jirka, receive their own keys to the apartment, the family's Sunday trips and cinema visits are instantly over. Marie is not sure whether to envy her childless and single friend Věra her independent life. Věra's brother Jenda is fond of Marie and wants to develop a closer relationship with her. Marie accepts his wooing only when Jaroslav brings the situation to a head and moves away from home. The children miss their father and Marie keeps apologizing for his absence claiming they are business trips. Once Jaroslav comes home to pick up his clothes, but is even unable to find time for his son. Marie decides to get divorced, and although Jenda takes her with her children for trips, she is taken by surprise when he offers to marry her. She, however refuses the offer, since she has decided to get a job and stand on her own feet first. As a symbol of her new life, she also gets a different, less uptight haircut.

Cast

Ilja Racek

Jaroslav, Mariin manžel, provozář v továrně

Věra Bublíková

Věra, Jendova sestra, Mariina přítelkyně

Jitka Herešová

Hanka, dcera Marie a Jaroslava

Vlastimil Vondruška

Jirka, syn Marie a Jaroslava

Karel Hovorka

číšník

Jiřina Bílá

zaměstnankyně čistírny

Blažena Slavíčková

zákaznice v čistírně

František Pávek

předseda senátu Bedřich Majerník

Václav Kaňkovský

muž na poradě

Miroslav Valenta

muž na poradě

Eduard Pavlíček

muž na poradě

Zdeněk Braunschläger

manžel, Věřin známý

Karolina Slunéčková

manželka, Věřina známá

Sylva Byšická

vedoucí obchodu

Dagmar Kofroňová

hezká žena

Jan Bartoš

dělník

Ela Šilarová

hostinská

Miloslav Novák

manžel u soudu

Karel Fiala

železničář

Dubbing

Miloš Kirschner

hlas Spejbla a Hurvínka

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

František Matoušek

Assistant Director

M. Misárek, Marta Marková

Based on

Alexandr Kliment (Marie – novela)

Second Unit Photography

Ivan Wurm

Camera Operator

Bohumil Rath

Production Designer

Bohumil Pokorný

Set Designer

Emanuel Dvořáček, Karel Průcha, Eva Slívová

Costume Designer

Karel Postřehovský

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Adolf Nacházel, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Josef Císař

Unit Production Manager

Olga Mimrová, Miloš Rudolf

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslava Hypiusová

Cooperation

Věra Houšková, Jana Suková, Aleš Voleman

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Dříve než rozkvete kvítí

Songwriter

Jaromír Vomáčka (Dříve než rozkvete kvítí)

Production info

Original Title

Marie

English Title

Marie

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Premiere

07.08.1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Bor, Vladimír Bor, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Versions

Czech