Kissing-time Ninety

comedy, satire

Typology

feature

Czech title

Délka polibku devadesát

Runtime

80

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1965

Production year

1965

Premiere

09.07.1965

Language version

Czech

Director

Antonín Moskalyk

Screenplay

Irena Hofmanová, Ota Hofman, Antonín Moskalyk

Screenstory

Irena Hofmanová, Ota Hofman, Antonín Moskalyk

Summary

The works of director Antonín Moskalyk are largely found in the television archives, but in 1965 he contributed to the Czech film satire genre with a comedy about quintuplets in the world of real socialism. The quintuplets are born to Mr. And Mrs. Tůma, but the family has nowhere to live. Officials arrive on the scene and decide to award the record-breakers secure accommodation; they house the Tůma family in a villa equipped with a number of modern inventions. The inventions usually don't work, however, and the close supervision of the bureaucrats causes the couple to become mutually alienated. The calm and comfort of the family is also destroyed by a requirement to ceaselessly fill in detailed questionnaires about their intimate life. Fortunately, a formula for boosting the birth rate eventually fails... This relaxing comedy, which takes some mildly ironic potshots at state planning, is the work of screenwriters Irena and Ota Hofmans. The main character roles were successfully handled by Dana Syslová and Oldřich Vlach.

Synopsis

Young married couple Eva and Jarda Tůma do not have a place of their own and cannot provide for a baby. However, nature wins and Eva becomes pregnant. At the maternity hospital, she gives birth to quintuplets. This great occasion does not escape the attention of the local and international media. The authorities decide to help support the family. They set up a commission for the care of the quintuplets, headed by Drahoslav Svitáček. The Tůmas move to a large villa with super modern furnishings. The various kinds of technical equipment do not always function perfectly and cause a lot of problems for the family. An international research centre employs Jarda, who originally worked at a children's shoe factory. Jarda secretly gives pills that the scientists would like to test on him to the experimental animals and soon the institute's buildings are filled with little rabbits, fish and monkeys. The continuous presence of complete strangers in the house does not really contribute to the peace of the family, nor does the couple's duty to fill in increasingly detailed questionnaires, enquiring about their intimate life. The state wants to increase the birth rate and the Tůmas are to be used as a model. The construction of a railway line, entirely incompetently planned by Svitáček in his previous post, is getting dangerously close to the villa. This diverts attention and Eva and Jarda have some time just for themselves. Eva gets pregnant again. Her delivery is eagerly awaited by masses of people, journalists and television crews. She gives birth to only one child. Everybody loses interest and leaves.

Cast

Dana Syslová

Eva Tůmová, matka paterčat

Oldřich Vlach

Jarda Tůma, otec paterčat

Otomar Krejča

předseda komise Drahoslav Svitáček

Vlasta Chramostová

vrchní sestra

Lilli Janečková

sekretářka Alenka

Eva Svobodová

Svitáčkova sekretářka

Dušan Blaškovič

ředitel gumáren

Václav Babka

předseda závodní rady

Zdeněk Dítě

architekt

Vladimír Hlavatý

vrátný v porodnici

Miroslava Kozáková

ošetřovatelka

Jarmila Orlová

ošetřovatelka

Hana Pastejříková

ošetřovatelka

Štěpánka Řeháková

ošetřovatelka

Karel Novák

reportér

Jaroslav Skála

fotoreportér

Jan Libíček

inženýr

Jiří Holý

psychiatr

Lola Skrbková

zapisovatelka

Miloslav Šiling

psychiatr

Lydie Tarantová

tlumočnice

A.J. Liehm

tlumočník

Mirko Musil

kameraman

Evžen Drmola

sovětský novinář Jevgenij Babaněvs

Kamila Moučková

německá novinářka Hilde Müllerová

František A. Dvořák

francouzský novinář

Petr Čapek

anglický novinář

Eva Machová

zahraniční novinářka

Václav Podhorský

zahraniční novinář

Jana Gýrová

blondýnka v bikinách

Natálie Maslovová

figurantka geodetů

Iva Šašková

dívka se slunečníkem

Vladimír Linka

sovětský novinář

Miloš Haken

muž s puškou

Ladislav Rychman

režisér

Celestýn Mrázek

geodet s teodolitem

Jiří Klem

muž převlečený za zdravotní sestru

Renáta Pospíšilová

tanečnice

Vladimír Vašut

polský novinář

Miroslav Rataj

fotbalový fanda

V. Smolík

muž s kůlem

V. Brunát

reportér

Helena Anýžová

pracovnice MVÚPP

J. Borovanová

pracovnice MVÚPP

L. Bartušková

pracovnice MVÚPP

Z. Fürstová

pracovnice MVÚPP

K. Hakenová

pracovnice MVÚPP

Jiřina Hautová

pracovnice MVÚPP

Jana Hladká

pracovnice MVÚPP

Ivana Kudlová

pracovnice MVÚPP

J. Moskalyková

pracovnice MVÚPP

O. Nosková

pracovnice MVÚPP

V. Petráková

pracovnice MVÚPP

A. Pompeová

pracovnice MVÚPP

Helena Pěkná

pracovnice MVÚPP

K. Ratajová

pracovnice MVÚPP

Dana Reimová

pracovnice MVÚPP

J. Špíralová

pracovnice MVÚPP

Dagmar Táborská

pracovnice MVÚPP

E. Váchová

pracovnice MVÚPP

opice Zuzanka ze ZOO v Ústí n.L.

šimpanz

Dubbing

Milan Neděla

hlas průvodce

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Milan Vácha

Assistant Director

Eliška Doubková

Shooting Script

Antonín Moskalyk

Second Unit Photography

Miroslav Sinkule

Camera Operator

Jan Novák, Emil Hora

Production Designer

Bohumil Pokorný

Set Designer

Karel Kočí, Bohuslav Varhaník, Jaroslava Vilímková

Costume Designer

Jarmila Konečná

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Dana Dudová, Petr Čapek

Unit Production Manager

Jan Syrový

Cooperation

Jana Rozbrojová, Ladislava Boudová, Ludmila Náprstková, Bohumil Dudař

Music

Music Composed by

Luboš Fišer

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Radostná zpráva, Mámy, ty naše české mámy

Songwriter

Luboš Fišer (Radostná zpráva), Luboš Fišer (Mámy, ty naše české mámy)

Writer of Lyrics

Pavel Kopta (Radostná zpráva), Pavel Kopta (Mámy, ty naše české mámy)

Singer

sbor (Radostná zpráva), sbor (Mámy, ty naše české mámy)

Production info

Original Title

Délka polibku devadesát

English Title

Kissing-time Ninety

Working Title

Děti děti děti / Polibek dlouhý devadesát

Copyright

1965

Production Year

1965

Premiere

09.07.1965

Creative Group

Šmída – Fikar, Ladislav Fikar, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Format

Betacam

Versions

Czech