At the end of the 1960s, film actor Jan Kačer decided to enrich his filmography by venturing into directing. His perceived failure in this venture is largely attributed to the advent of the post-1968 “normalisation” era: following the political parable Den sedmý, osmá noc (The Seventh Day, the Eighth Night, 1969), co-directed with Evald Schorm, Kačer was no longer able to make films dealing with genuine contemporary issues. Alongside the communist-themed “Building a better future” film Město mé naděje (The Town of my Hopes, 1978), Kačer only made one other feature, namely the drama Jsem nebe (I Am Heaven, 1970). The story takes place in the town of Bechyně, where Kačer graduated in ceramics at a technical university. The protagonist of the story is Lenka (Lenka Machoninová), who, along with friend Markéta (singer Miluše Voborníková) sets out on a trip along with her boyfriend Pavel (Ivan Vyskočil) and his friend Honza (singer Viktor Sodoma). The better-looking girl attracts the attentions of not only both men, but also a band of hooligans at the town funfair.
In the South Bohemian little town Bechyně, young Lenka prepares for her meeting with Pavel, who is visiting her from Prague. She invites her girlfriend Markéta to accompany her to the date. Pavel is not alone, either - his friend Honza arrived with him on a scooter. The young people walk through the forest and have a bath in the small forest lake. As the day goes, it becomes gradually clear that both the boys are interested in the more attractive Markéta. Lenka is unhappy and runs deep into the forest, but eventually, they all meet together again. On the way back, they drop by a country fair in a village, running into a gang of motorcycle riders who are after Markéta. Honza and Pavel only hardly bear the situation but do not have enough courage to stand up against the big gang. They are, moreover, jealous of each other. Their silent fight for Markéta culminates in a fight with Honza as the loser. The fight is halted by Markéta, who leaves with Honza on a scooter, and Pavel, wordlessly, walks Lenka home. He meets Honza on the road. Both friends reconcile and leave for Prague. The sad Lenka finds her sister in tears at home - her date failed, too. Lenka overcomes her pain and comforts her sister with her favourite magic formula: "I Am Heaven, I Am Heaven".
Markéta, Lenčina kamarádka
Irena, Lenčina sestra
řidič starého auta
dívka z party
motorista s květinami
cirkusák s loutkovým divadlem
Jaroslav Chytrý, Eva Slívová, Dana Smržová
Jiřina Černá, Vilemína Binterová, Jan Sedláček (2)
FISYO, skupina Apollobeat
Všechno je proměnlivé, Krajino, krajino, krajino neveselá, Belinda
I Am Heaven
25 June 1971