Adults Are Allowed Everything

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1969

Production year

1969

Premiere

3 April 1970

Runtime

83 min

Category

film

Genre

children

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Dospěláci můžou všechno

Czech title

Dospěláci můžou všechno

English title

Adults Are Allowed Everything

Working title

Dospěláci

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

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

Dubbing

Heda Čechová

hlas televizní hlasatelky

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Zdeněk Zydroň

Screenstory

Sheila Ochová

Script Editor

Josef Strnad

Director of Photography

Jiří Kolín

Second Unit Photography

Emil Bártek

Production Designer

Zdeněk Rozkopal

Set Designer

František Santarius, Šťovíček Josef st.

Costume Designer

Naďa Škapová

Sound Designer

Radomír Koutek, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

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

Songwriter Harry Macourek
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Vrba
Singer Pavlína Filipovská [dab]Naďa Urbánková

Ej, od Buchlova

Songwriter lidová píseň
Writer of Lyrics lidová píseň
Singer Radim Cvrček

Dětství to je vězení

Songwriter Harry Macourek
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Vrba
Singer Radim CvrčekVěra Štěpánová

Hajej, můj andílku (z opery Hubička)

Songwriter Bedřich Smetana
Writer of Lyrics Eliška Krásnohorská
Singer Radim Cvrček

Production info

Original Title

Dospěláci můžou všechno

Czech Title

Dospěláci můžou všechno

English Title

Adults Are Allowed Everything

Working Title

Dospěláci

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1969

Production Year

1969

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 02/1969
start of filming 03/1969
end of filming 06/1969
projection approval 29 December 1969

Premiere

premiere 3 April 1970 /suitable for youths/ (celostátní)
premiere 9 April 1970 /suitable for youths/ (kina Slavia /1 týden/ a Tatra /1 týden/, Praha)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

83 min

Original length in metres

2 360 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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

Awards

Vítěz

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

1970
Zlín / Czechoslovakia