Tanya and the Two Sharp-Shooters

children, comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Táňa a dva pistolníci

Runtime

68

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1967

Production year

1967

Premiere

23.06.1967

Language version

Czech

Director

Radim Cvrček

Screenplay

Milan Šimek, Radim Cvrček, Ivan Osvald

Summary

This 1967 debut feature from director Radim Cvrček tells the story of a lost Russian girl, who experiences an unexpected adventure with two Czech boys. Travelling with her parents, little Táňa Berkosovová accidentally departs a sleeper train headed for Brno. Pepa and Lojzík help the lost foreigner, dressed in her pyjamas, finding her some proper clothes and seeing her off to Brno. En route, the trio, hiding from the police, experiences a number of extraordinary adventures. But in the end, the police take custody of Táňa… Non-actress Dáša Pazderková assumes the leading role in this undemanding feature. The duo of young “sharp-shooters” is played by Vladimír Zátka and Ivo Strangmülller – the latter’s role as Pepík kicking off a successful acting career. Popular actor and impersonator Antonín Jedlička shines in the role of a German magician.

Synopsis

A little Russian girl named Táňa travels to Brno with her parents in a sleeping wagon. A cow standing on the track stops the train and Táňa gets off along with several other nosy Parkers. All of a sudden, the train begins to move and the girl, dressed only in pyjamas, is left alone in an unknown landscape. Fortunately, she meets two boys who are playing at Indians and have decided to sleep in a tent nearby the railway track. They want to help the girl to get to Brno. First, they find her cloth, unfortunately rather old-fashioned, and then secretly get on a dairy car. By unfortunate accident, the car's trailer, fully loaded with cheeses and curds, gets loose, ending up in a ditch. The children run away and continue to travel very carefully, afraid that the police might pursue them. In the meantime, the police search for Táňa has been launched. The children manage to escape for long, hiding from any uniform they see, but eventually are discovered. Táňa must say farewell to her cavaliers and the police patrol takes her to her parents.

Note

The children´s book on which the story of the film is based was written by Jan Zábrana in cooperation with Josef Škvorecký (according to Škvorecký´s own testimony given in the interview with Jan Lukeš).

Cast

Dáša Pazderková

Táňa Berkosovová

Ivo Strangmüller

Pepík Loučka

Vladimír Zátka

Lojza Vařecha

Václav Babka

strážmistr SNB Nohejl

Antonín Jedlička

kouzelník z Německa

Míla Šulc

řidič Laktosu

Antonín Horák

řidič staré tatřičky

Miloš Vosmanský

velitel SNB

Josef Prošek

stěhovák

Karel Kopecký

muž s čokoládou

Libuše Zátková

dívka v bikinách

Dubbing

Táňa Jamborová

hlas Táni

Lubomír Kostelka

hlas řidiče tatřičky

Josef Hlinomaz

hlas stěhováka

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Josef Novotný

Based on

Jan Zábrana (Táňa a dva pistolníci – povídka)

Script Editor

Jiří Blažek

Second Unit Photography

Arne Parduba

Production Designer

Zdeněk Rozkopal

Costume Designer

Naďa Škapová

Sound Designer

Radomír Koutek

Production Manager

Dušan Schaffer

Unit Production Manager

Vojtěch Kunčík

Music

Music Composed by

Harry Macourek

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (Orchestr Karla Krautgartnera), Josef Vobruba (Orchestr Karla Krautgartnera)

Songs

Pec nám spadla

Songwriter

lidová píseň (Pec nám spadla)

Writer of Lyrics

lidová píseň (Pec nám spadla)

Singer

Miroslav Moravec (Pec nám spadla)

Production info

Original Title

Táňa a dva pistolníci

English Title

Tanya and the Two Sharp-Shooters

Copyright

1967

Production Year

1967

Premiere

23.06.1967

Technical info

Format

35mm

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: 8. mezinárodní setkání filmů pro mládež Cannes

1969
Cannes / France

Vítěz

Event: 8. mezinárodní setkání filmů pro mládež Cannes

1969
Cannes / France

Vítěz

Festival: 2. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1967
Zlín / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 2. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1967
Zlín / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 1. mezinárodní festival dětských filmů při V. mezinárodním filmovém festivalu Moskva

1967
Moskva / Russia

Vítěz

Festival: 2. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1967
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Radim Cvrček