A Search for Mr Tau

Country

Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria

Copyright

1972

Production year

1969—1971

Premiere

5 May 1972

Runtime

30 min

Category

film

Genre

children

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Hledá se pan Tau

Czech title

Hledá se pan Tau

English title

A Search for Mr Tau

Parallel title

Pan Tau wird gesucht

Synopsis

Small Claudie lost a figurine of Mr Tau. Her grandfather offers a great reward to the finder. This information together with an amateurish Claudie's drawing spreads around the whole world. Mr Tau is searched also by Emil's bunch of children, who also like the magic little man. Claudie makes friends with the children. While they are searching together the children are brought by the smart dog Žerýk to the shop Lost and Found Property. The morose boss has the figurine, but when the children tell him that the figurine can conjure, he does not give it to them. He learns how to deal with the bowler hat and he starts conjuring. He keeps Mr Tau who grew in a human size in his warehouse. He does not know that the surrounding of the house is watched by Žerýk and other dogs.

Note

The story Search for Mr. Tau was distributed in cinemas in a block of two other stories: Mr. Tau and Thousand Spells and Mr. Tau and a Taxi Driver.

Cast

Jan Werich

bohatý pan Viola

Veronika Renčová

Claudie, Violova vnučka

Miloš Kopecký

vousáč, vedoucí Ztrát a nálezů

Josef Vytasil

kluk-cvalík

Jaroslav Ševčík

pihovatý kluk

Jan Vyčítal (2)

vlasatý kluk

Hana Hátleová

holka s mašlí

Jana Skřivánková

holka s kočkami

Ladislav Krečmer

vedoucí cukrárny

Helena Pelikánová

prodavačka

Zdena Dančíková

prodavačka

Vlastimil Fišar

ředitel Interpolicie

Jiří Fictum

dubl za M. Kopeckého

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Elmar Kloss

Assistant Director

Jiří Potsch, Robert Vacík, Pavla Marková

Shooting Script

Jindřich Polák

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Tuzar, Vladimír Malík (loutková část)

Second Unit Photography

Miloš Petrolín

Camera Operator

Stanislav Šťastný

Production Designer

Jiří Hlupý, Miroslav Hrachovec

Art Director

Stanislav Látal (loutková část)

Set Designer

Jan Petrů, Václav Pošta, Jiří Žůček

Costume Designer

Jan Kropáček

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Jan Syrový, Martin Baroch, Dana Dudová

Unit Production Manager

Lucie Hertlová

Cooperation

Dagmar Ševčíková, Růžena Hejsková

Music

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín), Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Songs

Zaprášený blues

Songwriter Jiří MalásekJiří BažantVlastimil Hála
Writer of Lyrics Ota Hofman
Singer Miloš Kopecký

Production info

Original Title

Hledá se pan Tau

Czech Title

Hledá se pan Tau

English Title

A Search for Mr Tau

Parallel Title

Pan Tau wird gesucht

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria

Copyright

1972

Production Year

1969—1971

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 4 March 1969
start of filming 28 July 1969
end of filming 26 September 1971
projection approval 18 February 1972

Premiere

premiere 5 May 1972

Copyright Holders

Česká televize

Creative Group

Dramaturgická skupina Oty Hofmana, Ota Hofman (vedoucí dramaturgické skupiny), Výrobní skupina Ericha Švabíka, Erich Švabík (vedoucí výrobní skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

30 min

Original length in metres

842 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Versions

Czech