The Red Shed

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production year

1968

Premiere

1 November 1968

Runtime

71 min

Category

film

Genre

children

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Červená kůlna

Czech title

Červená kůlna

English title

The Red Shed

Summary

In the 1960s, director Jiří Hanibal started specialising in family films. His interest in young viewers lasted until the end of the 1980s. Červená kůlna (The Red Shed) – a family film about the friendship of a young boy, Míša, and Grandpa Andrýs – is one of the undeservedly forgotten titles in his filmography. In the suburbs, the lives of the Horáček family, which doesn’t have time for their son, and the owner of an old shed which looks like the ideal place to park their new family car, become intertwined. The lonely old man puts off renting the shed in order to enjoy the company of the little son… Bohuš Záhorský excels in the role of the old-world retiree in this film made according to the screenplay of the renowned Ota Hofman.

Synopsis

The Horáček family has finaly become an owner of awaited new Škoda car. The car, however, must be garaged and there is a desperate lack of space. Daddy Horáček, lawyer, publishes advertisements and asks everywhere around. Finally, he gets a tip from his former client - the old lag Vávra. The space in question is not exactly a garage, but an old shed whose owner is the old man Andrýs. Horáček visits him with his nine-year old son Míša. The old man keeps a broken-down old car and lots of rubbish in his shed and most probably would agree with the sale, but is very hesitant. He keeps putting off the decision only because he has become very fond of little Míša, and thus the visits continue. The old man's world is a great revelation for the small boy and the kid spends all his leisure moments with him. His astonished mother eventually learns from his teacher that Míša sells the Večerní Praha evening paper with the old man. Míša explains to his mother that he is helping Andrýs save up for his funeral and that he himself often feels lonesome. The old man mentioned his three children but he is apparently alone, since he spends even Christmas Eve with the Horáčeks. Eventually, he sells them the shed, but wishes to be paid off in five-crown instalments. He can thus visit Míša on a regular basis and the tolerant parents accept this incongruous friendship between their little son and the old man. At the end, the shed is torn down and the car is again on the street. But the old man has already become a member of the family.

Cast

Bohuš Záhorský

děda Antonín Andrýs

David Schneider

Míša Horáček

Darek Vostřel

JUDr. Mirek Horáček, Míšův otec

Jana Štěpánková

zdravotní sestra Horáčková, Míšova

Eva Řepíková

učitelka

Jiří Sýkora

Karel Vrána

Milan Mach

lékař

Oldřich Velen

správce garáží Olmer

Věra Bauerová

zdravotní sestra

Štěpánka Řeháková

zdravotní sestra

Martin Otava

holčička

Vladimír Zátka

spolužák Filipi

Ladislav Gzela

prodavač ryb

Václav Halama

děda s hračkami

Helena Růžičková

Ludmila Beránková

Miloslav Štibich

Rudolf Beránek

Jana Tomečková

sekretářka Jana

Ctibor Turba

mládenec při výprodeji

Iva Vnoučková

Bardot

M. Vlachová

žena v inzerci

J. Reis

instruktor autoškoly

Jan Malíř

mladík před hřbitovem/zákazník prodávající auto

Zbyněk Červenka

dirigent

V. Cipro

hudebník

J. Červenka

hudebník

S. Ďuriač

hudebník

J. Holej

hudebník

D. Kůrka

hudebník

H. Kinkal

hudebník

F. Pazour

hudebník

F. Pergl

hudebník

J. Postranecký

hudebník

V. Pokorný

hudebník

K. Reich

hudebník

V. Salivar

hudebník

Y. Bernauerová

tanečnice

J. Dejmková

tanečnice

S. Formánková

tanečnice

S. Francová

tanečnice

R. Francová

tanečnice

P. Gründler

tanečník

K. Jindrová

tanečnice

J. Kříhová

tanečnice

D. Kynclová

tanečnice

Jarmila Novotná (2)

tanečnice

D. Prosová

tanečnice

D. Roubíčková

tanečnice

H. Šmídová

tanečnice

Z. Švehla

tanečník

M. Trejtnar

tanečník

G. Tesárková

tanečnice

R. Ventrubová

tanečnice

S. Vališová

tanečnice

J. Kronďák

H. Polák

J. Ulrych

D. Unger

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Ota Koval

Screenstory

Ota Hofman

Screenplay

Ota Hofman

Shooting Script

Jiří Hanibal

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha

Second Unit Photography

Ivan Wurm

Camera Operator

Jiří Širc

Production Designer

Jiří Hlupý

Set Designer

Josef Calta

Costume Designer

Zdena Kadrnožková

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Production Manager

Jaroslav Prokop

Unit Production Manager

Blažej Vráb, Vlasta Synkulová

Unit Production Manager

Michal Krob

Music

Music Composed by

Evžen Illín

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Production info

Original Title

Červená kůlna

Czech Title

Červená kůlna

English Title

The Red Shed

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1968

Production Year

1968

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 13 December 1967
technical Screenplay approved 15 January 1968
start of filming 21 February 1968
end of filming 8 May 1968
projection approval 15 August 1968

Premiere

premiere 1 November 1968

Studio

Barrandov, Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Erich Švabík (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

71 min

Original length in metres

2 012 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech