Seven Days in Week

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

7 zabitých

Runtime

98

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1965

Production year

1965

Premiere

25.03.1965

Language version

Czech

Director

Pavel Kohout

Screenplay

Jelena Mašínová, Pavel Kohout

Screenstory

Jelena Mašínová

Summary

Alongside Svatba s podmínkou (Marriage with Strings Attached), director Pavel Kohout in 1965 created a drama that captures one week in the life of a young nurse. In an episodic narration, heroine Jenka, portrayed by debuting Stanislava Bartošová, lives through seven days during which she re-evaluates her relationships with men and her own, true self. Despite staying true to her boyfriend Filip, who is in military service, she playfully flirts with various men. Among those with whom Jenka “plays” are friend Míla, a pleasant doctor, and an unknown creep. But in the end, she is fated to encounter “suitors” who rely on brute force… Radoslav Brzobohatý and František Němec star in this morality play, which is almost entirely forgotten. The author behind the thematic issues, assistant screenwriter Jelena Mašínová, plays the part of a nameless girl.

Synopsis

Seven days, or rather evenings and nights, in the life of Jenka, a young good-looking nurse. Jenka is attractive to men and enjoys their company, but there is a limit beyond which she won't go, since she is faithful to her Filip, who is doing his military service. On Sunday the girl awaits Filip to arrive on a short period of leave, but instead his friend Míla turns up and apologizes for Filip, who has to stay in the barracks. Jenka spends a friendly and chaste night with Míla. On Monday the girl has a date with an attractive doctor, but she puts a drunken wreck in his car instead of getting in herself. On Tuesday she is coming home by herself at night, and leads an importunate dandy all the way back to her house and up to the bedroom, where she introduces him to her sleepy parents. On Wednesday she visits the chateau of Konopiště with the doctor and on Thursday she escapes from his country cabin, since he has become amorous during the pleasant evening. On Friday Jenka finds the doctor's former lover, who has tried to commit suicide, in the hospital. On Saturday the girl sets off to see Filip, hitchhiking. It seems that Filip is on duty in the town, but after a long search Míla reveals that he has been confined to prison for some minor offence. Filip's friends allow Jenka to have a quick talk with him through the window. Jenka is returning to Prague. On the highway two men in a car stop for her. They are jovial and drunk. When the girl rejects their "amorous" proposals, they take her into a wood, where they beat her and then drive off.

Cast

Stanislava Bartošová

zdravotní sestra Jenka

Radoslav Brzobohatý

MUDr.Petr Bohdan

František Němec

voják Míla

Marie Drahokoupilová

Ivana, Bohdanova bývalá přítelkyně

Marie Marešová

Jenčina matka

Zdeněk Jirotka

Ludvík, Jenčin otec

Jaroslava Pokorná

zdravotní sestra Olina, Jenčina kolegyně

Jaroslava Obermaierová

zdravotní sestra Eva, Jenčina kolegyně

Vladimír Vostřel

Jirka, Mílův kamarád

Vlastimil Hašek

restaurátor Křáp

Vincenc Wingler

akademický malíř Loužecký

Michael Junášek

násilník

Jiří Zahajský

řidič-násilník

Vladimír Bičík

kapitán Sklenička

Václav Mareš

sudí volejbalu

František Marek

vrchní Pleštil

Jan Vala

Ondra, Jenčin bratr

Karel Hábl

strážmistr VB

Zdeněk Dušek

vojín Kalaš, dozorčí ve vězení

Josef Bláha

Otakar Krátký z Brna

E. Mašín

dívčin partner

B. Doudová

Doudová, kastelánka na Konopišti

L. Taubová

dáma v nemocnici

Crew and creators

Director

Pavel Kohout

Second Unit Director

Jiří Mikeťuk

Assistant Director

Marie Kaplanová, Alena Mikeťuková

Script Editor

Alexandr Kliment

Second Unit Photography

Emil Sirotek

Camera Operator

František Kučera

Production Designer

Jan Oliva

Set Designer

Ivan Ernyei, Jiří Cvrček, Vladimír Ježek

Costume Designer

Marta Bártová

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Věra Kadlecová

Unit Production Manager

Eva Kučerová, Václav Havlík

Unit Production Manager

Miroslav Smrček

Music

Music Composed by

Jan F. Fischer

Music Performed by

Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

Karel Vlach (Orchestr Karla Vlacha)

Songs

Pane, navštivte můj stánek, Po starých zámeckých schodech

Songwriter

E. F. Burian (Pane, navštivte můj stánek), Karel Hašler (Po starých zámeckých schodech)

Writer of Lyrics

Vítězslav Nezval (Pane, navštivte můj stánek), Karel Hašler (Po starých zámeckých schodech)

Singer

Marie Burešová (Pane, navštivte můj stánek), Hana Hegerová (Pane, navštivte můj stánek), Vladimír Vostřel (Po starých zámeckých schodech)

Production info

Original Title

7 zabitých

English Title

Seven Days in Week

Copyright

1965

Production Year

1965

Premiere

25.03.1965

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: Filmový festival mladých Trutnov

1966
Trutnov / Czechoslovakia