Adults Are Allowed Everything

children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Dospěláci můžou všechno

Runtime

83

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1969

Production year

1969

Premiere

03.04.1970

Language version

Czech

Director

Radim Cvrček

Summary

During the 1970s normalisation era, films for children and teenagers became safe, conflict-free terrain for many filmmakers. One such person was director Radim Cvrček, who had actually been making children’s films as far back as 1967’s Táňa a dva pistolníci (Tanya and the Two Sharp-Shooters), a feature-film comedy about the friendship between a young Soviet girl and two Czech village boys. Cvrček – a teacher by training – is known for often adding a slight fantastical element to his family stories. In this 1969 comedy, 11-year-old Míša dreams that he has become a grown-up. But despite the youngster’s expectations, adulthood is revealed to not merely be a state of absolute freedom; it can also bring many unpleasant encounters. The light-hearted film features director Cvrček in two roles, as the grown-up Míša, and also as Doctor Dvořák.

Synopsis

Eleven-year old Míša has the temperament of a proper boy and endless problems with the grown-ups. It is no wonder that he longs to become an adult without further delay. Míša keeps house together with his father and has various duties. After a failed attempt at dish-washing he goes off to the research institute where his father is working on an important invention. He is trying to produce a substance that would make poultry and other animals bigger and thus help the struggle against famine in the world, but so far he has only managed to produce a shrinking substance. After his father leaves the laboratory, Míša mixes up different ingredients and makes the growth substance. He drinks it and instantly becomes an adult. His father, conversely, turns into a toddler after drinking the shrinking substance with his beer by mistake. Míša is delighted by his new condition at first, but finally learns that adult life is not all about privilege. He has to look after his toddler-father and this is no simple matter, even with the help of Olinka, his energetic friend from school. Míša attempts to return to childhood, but only succeeds in attracting the attention of unsuspecting journalists at the institute, who pursue him asking for an interview. The desperate boy keeps running away from them until his father wakes him up from his frightening dream. And his mother, who has just returned from the hospital, shows him his little baby brother.

Cast

Erik Pardus

žák 5.třídy Míša Dvořák

Radim Cvrček

dr.Dvořák, Míšův otec/velký Míša

Věra Štěpánová

kamarádka Olinka Hudečková

Nina Popelíková

správcová

Pavlína Filipovská

sousedka Eva

Jiří Maršálek

ředitel školy

Václav Babka

vrátný výzkumného ústavu

Míla Šulc

příslušník SNB

Martin Trojan

tatínek jako batole

Gustav Opočenský

ředitel výzkumného ústavu

Josef Šťovíček

zahradník Ryčl

Ladislav Hřebačka

rozhodčí v ringu

Stanislav Tříska

Evin nápadník zvaný Tlusťoch

Steva Maršálek

novinář

Dubbing

Heda Čechová

hlas televizní hlasatelky

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Zdeněk Zydroň

Screenstory

Sheila Ochová

Script Editor

Josef Strnad

Second Unit Photography

Emil Bártek

Production Designer

Zdeněk Rozkopal

Set Designer

František Santarius, Šťovíček Josef st.

Costume Designer

Naďa Škapová

Production Manager

Dušan Schaffer

Unit Production Manager

Vojtěch Kunčík

Unit Production Manager

Věra Hábová

Cooperation

T. Hašková, D. Šindelářová, B. Adamcová, Z. Černý

Music

Music Composed by

Harry Macourek

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Songs

Pojď blíž, Ej, od Buchlova, Dětství to je vězení, Hajej, můj andílku (z opery Hubička)

Songwriter

Harry Macourek (Pojď blíž), lidová píseň (Ej, od Buchlova), Harry Macourek (Dětství to je vězení), Bedřich Smetana (Hajej, můj andílku)

Writer of Lyrics

Pavel Vrba (Pojď blíž), lidová píseň (Ej, od Buchlova), Pavel Vrba (Dětství to je vězení), Eliška Krásnohorská (Hajej, můj andílku)

Singer

Pavlína Filipovská [dab] (Pojď blíž), Naďa Urbánková (Pojď blíž), Radim Cvrček (Ej, od Buchlova), Radim Cvrček (Dětství to je vězení), Věra Štěpánová (Dětství to je vězení), Radim Cvrček (Hajej, můj andílku)

Production info

Original Title

Dospěláci můžou všechno

English Title

Adults Are Allowed Everything

Working Title

Dospěláci

Copyright

1969

Production Year

1969

Premiere

03.04.1970

Technical info

Format

35mm

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Exhibition: 10. celostátní přehlídka filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1970
Zlín / Czechoslovakia