Mr Tau Arrives

children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pan Tau přichází

Runtime

26

Country

Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria

Copyright

1970

Production year

1970

Premiere

19.03.1971

Language version

Czech

Director

Jindřich Polák

Screenplay

Ota Hofman, Jindřich Polák

Screenstory

Ota Hofman, Jindřich Polák

Synopsis

The slim gentleman with a smile on his face, dressed in a cutaway with a flower in his lapel and wearing a bowler on his head, flies in a red rocket marked Tau-01 through the infinite universe. The cry of a child attracts him to the Earth. Upon his landing on a children's playground in Prague, he finds a little girl who has received a new sledge but cannot enjoy it since most of the snow has already melted. With the help of his magic bowler, Mr Tau makes a pile of the remaining snow and in it, a tunnel into which he invites both the girl and the other children from the neighbourhood. Arriving at the end of the tunnel, the children find themselves in mountains covered with snow, where everybody can enjoy sledge-riding lavishly. At the end of the day, the children return home through the same tunnel and with them runs also a snuggling dog who found a glove the boy Emil lost. Mr Tau, out of curiosity, visits the dog beauty salon with the snuggling dog and yet another one who had joined them on the way. There, however, the new visitors cause great confusion. The alarm brings over a man from the animal prison who takes the two dogs away. But Mr Tau jumps on the footboard of his car and after confusing the guard, he frees not only the new prisoners but also all the other animals. The mongrel is put by Mr Tau on the balcony of the flat where little Emil lives with his parents, grandfather and sister.

Note

The film was distributed to Czech cinemas as part of the series Mr Tau Arrives along with the feature film Mr Tau Gives Presents and a cartoon puppet film What Blew Up? (directed by Břetislav Pojar and Miroslav Štěpánek). For more information about the series, see the note to the movie Mr Tau and Claudia.

Cast

Jiří Sovák

tatínek

Josef Beyvl

dědeček

Blanka Krátká

Renáta, Emilova sestra

František Filipovský

vedoucí salonu pro psy

Lubomír Lipský

muž chytající psy

Jan Vyčítal (2)

vlasatý kluk

Vladimír Horka

kluk

Josef Vytasil

kluk-cvalík

Dagmar Jelínková

holka s mašlí

Jana Skřivánková

holčička

Jana Čižinská

tanečnice-zaměstnankyně salonu

Marta Fialová

tanečnice-zaměstnankyně salonu

Elena Lindauerová

tanečnice-zaměstnankyně salonu

Dana Sikorová

tanečnice-zaměstnankyně salonu

Bobina Staňková

tanečnice-zaměstnankyně salonu

Táňa Zavřelová

tanečnice-zaměstnankyně salonu

Karel Klement

tanečník-krejčí

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Vladimír Zelenka

Assistant Director

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

Stanislav Látal (loutková část)

Set Designer

Václav Pošta, Jan Petrů, Jiří Žůček

Costume Designer

Jan Kropáček

Sound Designer

Jaromír Svoboda

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Martin Baroch, Karel Prchal, Jan Syrový

Unit Production Manager

Lucie Hertlová

Cooperation

Růžena Hejsková, Zorka Chrastinová

Music

Selected Music

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Figarova svatba)

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO), František Belfín (Orchestr Karla Vlacha)

Songs

Milí páni zákazníci

Singer

František Filipovský (Milí páni zákazníci), sbor (Milí páni zákazníci)

Production info

Original Title

Pan Tau přichází

English Title

Mr Tau Arrives

Parallel Title

Pan Tau tritt auf

Copyright

1970

Production Year

1970

Premiere

19.03.1971

Creative Group

Ota Hofman

Technical info

Versions

Czech