Forecast: Zero

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Předpověď: nula

Runtime

50

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production year

1966

Language version

Czech

Director

Elo Havetta

Screenplay

Lubor Dohnal

Screenstory

Lubor Dohnal

Synopsis

A tram pasted with posters travels through Prague. The mounted loudspeakers invite passers-by to a series of concerts of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpieces. On the tram, a party of young people is getting drunk. They all either work or study, but they hang out together at parties and restaurants. Irena fancies the photographer Pavelka but he prefers the waitress Alena. Petr alias Sunny [Sluníčko] lives in a trailer at the bank of Vltava and is practising for an original theatre performance of his own. He has shaved his head and when he gets drunk, his friends paint a picture of the Sun on it. Their relationships are very liberal and so when Irena gets pregnant she and Pavelka discuss whether she should raise her child as a single mother. Pavelka denies that he is the father of her child. When the party visit the cabaret at the U Fleků tavern, they all laugh at the decadent humour. Irena is the only one who doesn't laugh. She grows sad when she hears a joke about a knocked up car and a "knocked up" daughter. A television crew wants to do a feature on Petr but he is unsure about it and finally kicks them out. Alena has lost her job as a waitress and works as a cleaning woman. In a fierce argument, she admits to Pavelka that she went to bed with somebody else too...

Cast

Jan Bartoš

fotograf Pavelka

Gabriela Zoubková

číšnice Alena

Jaroslav Karabec

Liška

Václav Dušek (2)

Petr zvaný Sluníčko

Otto Wachsmann

Pilát

Jiří Stehno

redaktor Šebesta

Petr Čunderlík

Ťulínek

Emilie Dvořáčková

herečka

Jaroslav Štercl

maestro Stupido

Lubomír Kostelka

kouzelník

Jarmila Krejčíková

kolenatá Marie

Zdeněk Kotoulek

televizní pracovník

Ludvík Čermák

televizní pracovník

Josef Hýbler

hospodský

Petr Kubiska

čundrák

Lubomír Čermák

Petra Brandýsová

Crew and creators

Director

Elo Havetta

Screenstory

Lubor Dohnal

Screenplay

Lubor Dohnal

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Film Editor

Alois Fišárek

Production Manager

Radomír Hubáček

Pedagogical management

Vladislav Delong (režie), Karel Kachyňa, Bohumil Šmída (produkce), Ján Šmok (kamera), Jan Kučera (střihová skladba)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Ceremuga

Selected Music

Giuseppe Verdi (Trubadúr /sbor Cikánů/ – opera), Giuseppe Verdi (Aida /pochod/ – opera), Giuseppe Verdi (Nabucco /sbor židovských otroků/ – opera), Antonín Dvořák (Jakobín /My cizinou jsme bloudili/ – opera)

Songs

Dva modré balonky, My cizinou jsme bloudili, Vem košilku mezi zuby, Schody do nebe

Songwriter

Bedřich Nikodem (Dva modré balonky), Antonín Dvořák (My cizinou jsme bloudili), Karel Kopecký (Schody do nebe)

Writer of Lyrics

Marie Červinková-Riegrová (My cizinou jsme bloudili), Jindřich Faktor (Schody do nebe)

Singer

sbor (My cizinou jsme bloudili), sbor (Vem košilku mezi zuby), Jan Bartoš (Schody do nebe)

Production info

Original Title

Předpověď: nula

English Title

Forecast: Zero

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1966

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech