Mr Tau Goes to School

children

Typology

feature

Lenght

medium

Czech title

Pan Tau jde do školy

Runtime

36 min

Country

Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria

Copyright

1969

Production year

1969

Language version

Czech

Director

Jindřich Polák

Synopsis

The pupil Emil excels at school. No one knows that he is helped by the puppet of Mr Tau who solves everything for him, including homework. Even during the lesson of physical training, Emil is the only one in the class able to climb up to the ceiling on a rope. The puppet, however, falls out of his pocket during the climb and the teacher confiscates it till the end of the school year. The puppet, however, doesn't fit into drawer thus he takes it home. The teacher is a short, bald man and a cactus enthusiast. Mr Tau wants to make him happy and begins to fulfil his wishes. First, he conjures up a new car right in the midst of his flat. Moreover, new hair begins to grow on the teacher's head. One of the cactuses gets enveloped, too, but that is just because the teacher, by mistake, watered it with his hair-growth tonic. The schoolmaster is a cactus lover, too, and the teacher invites him for a visit. The car, however, is in the way and the teacher cannot let the visitor in, using an illness as an excuse. He rather goes to bed, hoping that everything will return to the beaten path in the morning and that it all was just a dream.

Note

The film was distributed to Czech cinemas as part of the series Mr Tau Goes to School along with the feature film Mr Tau and Cold! and the cartoon film Puzzle (directed by Zdeněk Seydl and Ludvík Kadleček). For more information about the series, see the note to the movie Mr Tau and Claudia.

Cast

Václav Štekl

třídní učitel

Vladimír Hlavatý

ředitel školy

Miroslav Homola

inspektor

Karel Hábl

učitel-sportovec

Robert Krásný

kluk

Josef Vytasil

kluk-cvalík

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Vladimír Zelenka

Assistant Director

Marta Křesinová, Vilém Kijonka, Pavla Marková

Camera

Jaroslav Tuzar, Vladimír Malík (loutková část)

Second Unit Photography

Miloš Petrolín

Camera Operator

Jiří Knotek

Production Designer

Jiří Hlupý, Miroslav Hrachovec

Art Director

Stanislava Procházková (loutková část)

Set Designer

Václav Pošta, Jan Petrů, Procházková Stanislava /lout.č., Augustin Valko

Costume Designer

Jan Kropáček

Sound Designer

Jaromír Svoboda

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Jan Syrový, Karel Prchal, Martin Baroch

Unit Production Manager

Lucie Hertlová

Cooperation

Zorka Chrastinová, Růžena Hejsková, Helena Lehovcová

Music

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Singer

Vokální soubor Jiřího Linhy

Choreographer

Bedřich Füsseger

Production info

Original Title

Pan Tau jde do školy

English Title

Mr Tau Goes to School

Parallel Title

Pan Tau geht in die Schule

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria

Copyright

1969

Production Year

1969

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Švabík – Hofman, Ota Hofman, Erich Švabík

Technical info

Lenght

medium

Runtime

36 min

Versions

Czech