Butterfly

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Motýl

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1965

Production year

1965

Language version

Czech

Director

Elmar Kloss

Synopsis

A young man hitchhikes to spend his summer holidays in the Lower Tatra Mountains. He proceeds slowly, often having to wait for long periods of time on the edge of the road. Once, he is picked up by a motorcyclist who, after removing the glasses and helmet, turns out to be a pretty girl. The young man's name is Farfalo, a Czechisized term for the Italian "butterfly". This year, as always, Farfalo stops in a small town, spends the night in the cheap local hostel and takes a bath in the pond. The girl refuses to stay with him and leaves. She, however, eventually returns to the town to have a minor failure on her motorcycle repaired. She agrees to bath with the young man later, but the shy Farfalo, in the meantime, has met an acquaintance of his. Unable to oppose the dominant man, he joins him in the local wine cellar for the rest of the night and takes part in a booze-up with two young women of doubtful morals, which lasts until early morning. The young man then runs to the hostel in the morning twilight. The pretty motorcycle rider, however, got up early and left, and the disappointed Farfalo is never going to meet her again.

Cast

Bohumil Oktábec

Ivan Farfalo

Marie Hlušičková

motocyklistka Bláhová

Otto Lackovič

motocyklista Slavík

Ladislav Křiváček

četař Kája

Stanislav Šárský

desátník Petr Klocar

Jiří Menzel

vojín Evžen

Eva Svobodová

správcová turistické noclehárny

Crew and creators

Director

Elmar Kloss

Based on

Jan Beneš (Motýl – povídka)

Make-Up Artist

Václav Krolop

Film Editor

Josef Valušiak

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý, Josef Hubka, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Pedagogical management

Bořivoj Zeman (režie), Ján Šmok (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce), Jan Kučera (střihová skladba)

Cooperation

František Čtvrtník, Vladimír Drha, Eva Horská, Viktor Růžička, A. Čapková, J. Klepáč

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Vacek

Selected Music

Rudolf Friml (Rose Mary – opereta)

Production info

Original Title

Motýl

English Title

Butterfly

Copyright

1965

Production Year

1965

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech