Pipes

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Dýmky

Country

Czechoslovakia, Austria

Copyright

1966

Production year

1966

Premiere

16.09.1966

Language version

Czech

Director

Vojtěch Jasný

Screenplay

Vojtěch Jasný, Adolf Hoffmeister (spolupráce na povídce Dýmka lordova)

Summary

Based on a book by Soviet writer Ilja Ehrenburg, this 1966 Czechoslovak-Austrian co-production offers three whimsical tales. Director Vojtěch Jasný guided this feature-film project in between duties directing the celebrated works Až přijde kocour (That Cat..., 1963) and Všichni dobří rodáci (All Good Countrymen, 1968). The trio of light-hearted historical tales from the pen of the unabashed West-loathing Ehrenburg is only politically neutral on the surface. All three show a simple pipe illustrating the laughable incompetence of the arrogant, archaic English. The first story features an actor so spellbound by his role that he ceases to be aware of the real world; in the second and third stories the pipe comes to symbolise adultery and impotence. This less-than-subtle co-production features a mixed cast. The film’s competitive screening at the Cannes Film Festival can be understood as a push by its foreign co-producer, following the previous screening of two of director Jasný’s films at the festival – namely Touha (Desire, 1958) and That Cat...

Synopsis

Three short stories.

Note

It was originally planned to film another, fourth tale, The Captain´s Pipe. Adolf Hoffmeister collaborated on the screenplay for the tale The Lord´s Pipe.

Cast

Walter Giller

herec George Randy

Gitte Haenning

herečka Mary, Randyho žena

Juraj Herz

herec William Poker, hrající Joea

Jaroslav Štercl

herec Jurs, hrající překupníka kožešin

Karel Effa

pastor

Josef Hlinomaz

vetešník

Vladimír Hrubý

listonoš

Stanislav Litera

pomocný režisér

Nadja Tiller

žena ve vězení

Adolf Filip

policista

Vladimír Ptáček

člen štábu

Josef Elsner

člen štábu

Jana Brejchová

lady Mary

Richard Münch

lord Edward Grayton

Vít Olmer

lord William

Jan Kačer

psář John

Vivi Bach

Elsa

Gerhard Riedmann

myslivec Kurt, Elsin muž

Waldemar Matuška

italský zajatec Marcello

Dubbing

Miloš Kopecký

hlas George Randyho

Felix le Breux

hlas lorda Graytona

František Hanus

hlas prodavače dýmek

Zdeněk Řehoř

hlas oddávajícího kněze

Iva Janžurová

hlas Elsy

Jiří Sovák

hlas myslivce Kurta

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaromír Dvořáček

Based on

Ilja Erenburg (Třináct dýmek /Trinadcať trubok/ – kniha)

Screenplay

Vojtěch Jasný, Adolf Hoffmeister (spolupráce na povídce Dýmka lordova)

Second Unit Photography

Václav Helliman

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Jiří Rulík

Costume Designer

Zdena Bauerová

Make-Up Artist

Vladimír Petřina

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Dobroslav Šrámek

Unit Production Manager

Renée Lavecká, Blažej Vráb

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Selected Music

Johann Strauss (Radeckého pochod /Radetzky-Marsch/)

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Choreographer

Josef Koníček

Production info

Original Title

Dýmky

English Title

Pipes

Working Title

Čtyři dýmky

Parallel Title

Pfeifen, Betten, Turteltauben

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1966

Premiere

16.09.1966

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Format

Betacam

Versions

Czech