The End of August at the Ozone Hotel

sci-fi

Typology

feature

Czech title

Konec srpna v hotelu Ozon

Runtime

78

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production year

1966

Premiere

28.04.1967

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan Schmidt

Screenplay

Pavel Juráček, Jan Schmidt

Screenstory

Pavel Juráček

Synopsis

The world has been devastated by a nuclear catastrophe. Nine women and three horses move through the shattered landscape. These eight young girls led by an old woman are in quest of men, hoping that they have also survived the catastrophe. The old woman wants the girls to have children who would one day populate the deserted planet. The young women remember nothing from the previous era, since they were only born after the terrifying apocalypse. They are wild and cruel, but they obey their leader, even if they often cannot understand her sadness or grasp her decisions. One day a magical valley appears before them, with the small, run-down Hotel Ozone and a man living in it. The old woman is glad to see him, but she has not reached her desired aim because the man is very old. Saddened, the old woman dies during a small feast. The girls prepare to set off on a journey again, and one of them takes over as the leader. They want to take with them the old man's gramophone with a single record, but the old man refuses to part with his only memory of the old life. The girls kill him for it. Then they continue their journey through a landscape devoid of life and beauty.

Cast

Ondrej Jariabek

starý muž Otakar Herold

Beta Poničanová

Dagmar Hubertusová zvaná Stará

Magda Seidlerová

Barbora

Hana Vítková

Tereza

Jana Nováková (3)

Klára

Vanda Kalinová

Judita

Irena Lžičařová

Eva

Jitka Hořejší

Marta

Alena Lippertová

Anna

Dubbing

Vladimír Hlavatý

hlas Otakara Herolda

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Schmidt

Second Unit Director

Milan Jonáš

Assistant Director

Zdena Švarcová

Screenstory

Pavel Juráček

Second Unit Photography

Jiří Macháně

Camera Operator

Jiří Krob, Jaroslav Kupšík

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Set Designer

Miloslav Dvořák

Costume Designer

Olga Dimitrovová

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

František Fabián, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Unit Production Manager

Jan Fulín

Unit Production Manager

Jana Koubová

Consultant

mjr. Jaroslav Šebek, mjr. Hynek Býček, doc. dr. F. Kornalík

Cooperation

A. Špelinová, Gino Hašler, M. Suchý, J. Zápotocký, Bohumil Nový

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Klusák

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Škoda lásky

Songwriter

Jaromír Vejvoda (Škoda lásky)

Writer of Lyrics

Václav Zeman (Škoda lásky)

Singer

mužský hlas (Škoda lásky)

Production info

Original Title

Konec srpna v hotelu Ozon

English Title

The End of August at the Ozone Hotel

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1966

Premiere

28.04.1967

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 5. mezinárodní festival vědecko-fantastických filmů Terst

1967
Terst / Italy

Vítěz

Exhibition: 3. mezinárodní přehlídka nového filmu Pesaro

1967
Pesaro / Italy

Revue

Czechoslovak science-fiction films

Only a handful of films which could be described as of the science fiction variety were made in Czechoslovakia prior to ...