Romance

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Romance

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1965

Production year

1965

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaromil Jireš

Synopsis

Near a cinema in the Prague Libeň neighbourhood, a very pretty young Gypsy girl addresses a shy young man. The spontaneous girl asks him in no time to buy her a sweater displayed in the shop window. The shop is closed, and the young man thus at least promises to give her money. The girl takes him to her place and makes love to him. She likes that he is a plumber and that his name is Gaston, and immediately begins to plan their common future, lightly omitting many of his objections - Gaston does not even have to care about children since she already has a young daughter. Gaston complains about his boss, who constantly asks his workers to use his and each other's Christian names. Gaston cannot bring himself to do so with his boss. During their walk along the river Vltava, the couple runs into a small Gypsy camp. Its inhabitants strew their duvets directly on the ground and nap in a picturesque grouping. The girl keeps boasting of her grandfather who was a Gypsy baron. On the tram, the couple meets Gaston's boss, who is enchanted by Gaston's new girlfriend. He himself never made love to a Gypsy. The proud Gaston is then able to address his boss by his Christian name for the first time. A small Gypsy boy stands on a hill and enthusiastically pisses down into the valley.

Cast

Dana Valtová

Cikánka Margitka

Ivan Vyskočil

instalatér Gaston Košilka

Karel Jeřábek

hlídač

František Příhoda (2)

hlídač

Bohumil Hrabal

spící muž v tramvaji

Dubbing

Ferdinand Krůta

hlas mistra

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Květa Ondráková

Assistant Director

Zdenka Petřková, Zdenka Karlovská

Based on

Bohumil Hrabal (Romance – povídka ze sbírky Pábitelé)

Shooting Script

Jaromil Jireš

Script Editor

Václav Nývlt

Second Unit Photography

Miroslav Ondříček

Camera Operator

Vladimír Zajíc

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Costume Designer

Marta Bártová

Make-Up Artist

František Novotný

Sound Designer

Blažej Bernard

Production Manager

František Sandr

Unit Production Manager

Ludmila Tikovská, Luděk Marold, Věra Winkelhöferová

Cooperation

Růžena Nováková, Jitka Šulcová, Eva Horázná, Bohumil Nový

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Songs

Cikánka, Tvé foto

Songwriter

Karel Vacek (Cikánka), Jára Beneš (Tvé foto)

Writer of Lyrics

Vladimír Rohan (Tvé foto)

Singer

Karel Lamač (Tvé foto)

Production info

Original Title

Romance

English Title

Romance

Kategorie

Povídka

Typology

feature

Žánr

short-story

Země původu

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1965

Production Year

1965

Technical info

Versions

Czech