Rodeo

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Rodeo

Runtime

93

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1972

Production year

1972

Premiere

26.01.1973

Language version

Czech

Director

Antonín Máša

Screenplay

Antonín Máša

Summary

One of Vítězslav Jandák’s early film appearances was in 1972 drama Rodeo. Then aged 25, the actor portrayed 18-year-old youngster Imrich who dedicates his life to a passion for motorcycles. Instead of taking his high school exams, the dropout Imrich gets to grips with the hard work required in an automobile repair shop (he also learns about the shady practices of his boss Hasman, played by Josef Somer). Eventually, our hero makes it into the national competition… Eva Trejtnarová stars as Imrich’s unreliable lover from school. Libuše Šafránková plays the daughter of the mathematics professor, and it is she who spurs Imrich to return to his classes. Director Antonín Máša, who was forced to depart the “normalised” Barrandov film studios in Prague under early 1970s socialism, produced this feature in a coproduction arranged between Krátký film Praha and Gottwaldov Studio (now Zlín).

Synopsis

Imrich Křepinský is not able to combine his grammar school studies and his passion for his motorbike. He fails in mathematics and therefore he can be admitted to the final exam first next year. The boys from the gang are indifferent to his failure but the attractive Helena breaks up with him and she gives him an ultimatum for a year. Neither Imrich's family is excited about his failure and his father sells his favourite motorbike as a punishment. The racer Hasman takes note of Imrich during a training and he offers him a job in the garage where he is the boss. Imrich learns here the brighter and darker sides of trainings, races, and the work in the garage. But after a year he is happy - he has a new motorbike and he has been nominated to a nationwide race. Hasman gives him before the race 3 000 crowns, allegedly for his good work, but in reality he wants that Imrich helps him win. Imrich meets the old gang but they don't understand each other anymore. He is also disillusioned with Helena who turns out to be an unfair girl. She borrows from Imrich three thousand crowns and then she drinks them away with the gang. Imrich wants to complete his school and therefore he pays a visit to the math professor. There he meets the professor's charming and talented granddaughter Monika. In the fuss he asks the professor for a loan and surprisingly the professor lends him the money. Imrich gives it back to Hasman and in the race he wins convincingly the first place.

Cast

Vítězslav Jandák

student Imrich Křepinský zvaný Křépa

Eva Trejtnarová

Helena, Imrichova spolužačka

Vladimír Šmeral

profesor matematiky Chaloupecký

Libuše Šafránková

Monika, vnučka Chaloupeckého

Josef Somr

motokrosový závodník Ota Hasman

Eva Jiroušková

Hasmanova snoubenka Emilka

Vladimír Menšík

mechanik Vilda Troníček

Václav Babka

Imrichův otec

Jiřina Třebická

Imrichova matka

Erik Pardus

Silvestr, Imrichův bratr

Věra Galatíková

Moničina matka

Vladimír Ptáček

Moničin otec

Jiří Hálek

trenér motocyklistů Týb

Jiří Kodet

Jeřábek, Hasmanův přítel

Jiří Lábus

Bodlo, Imrichův spolužák

Zdeněk Sedláček

Imrichův kamarád z motokrosu

Alexej Okuněv

spolužák Richard

Jan Hrušínský

spolužák

Zdeněk Rumpík

spolužák s fotoaparátem

Dana Kusá

spolužačka Žaneta

Jiří Krampol

opilý rváč

Dana Řeháková

blondýnka, Hančina kamarádka

Petr Kopřiva

číšník na Živohošti

Jan Faltýnek

hospodský Mašek

Jaroslava Tichá

Maškova žena

Jiří Lír

majitel porouchaného auta

Vladimír Sís

Egon, Helenin otec

Věra Uzelacová

učitelka

Dubbing

Oldřich Velen

hlas Egona

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaroslav Petřík

Assistant Director

Jaromír Kallista, Vlastimil Venclík, Zdeňka Stiborová

Based on

Karel Štorkán (Rodeo – novela)

Screenplay

Antonín Máša

Second Unit Photography

Vladimír Kolář

Production Designer

Jan Oliva

Set Designer

František Santarius

Costume Designer

Svatava Sophová

Make-Up Artist

Stanislav Petřek

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Zdeněk Stibor

Unit Production Manager

Vojtěch Kunčík

Consultant

Pavel Kačer

Cooperation

Automotoklub Svazarmu v Holicích, Automotoklub Svazarmu v Poříčí nad Sázavou, Dukla Praha - motokrosový oddíl, Rudá hvězda Praha - motokrosový oddíl, Dukla Olomouc - motokrosový oddíl

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Rodeo, Tichá putyka, Jenom ty mě, můj koníčku, Andromeda, Nemám zájem

Songwriter

Svatopluk Havelka (Rodeo), Jiří Eliáš (Tichá putyka), Ivo Pavlík (Andromeda), Jaroslav Uhlíř (Nemám zájem)

Writer of Lyrics

Pavel Kopta (Rodeo), T. R. Field (Tichá putyka), Vladimír Čort (Andromeda), Miloň Čepelka (Nemám zájem)

Singer

Eva Pilarová (Rodeo), Vladimír Menšík (Tichá putyka), Josef Somr (Tichá putyka), sbor (Jenom ty mě, můj koníčku), Věra Špinarová (Andromeda), Naďa Urbánková (Nemám zájem)

Production info

Original Title

Rodeo

English Title

Rodeo

Copyright

1972

Production Year

1972

Premiere

26.01.1973

Technical info

Format

35mm

Versions

Czech